So this was all that came out of my studio last week. One pair of little girl bike shorts. A test pair, at that. I traced a pair of little girl’s leggings and I wanted to make sure that I got the pattern right before I started using my “good” fabric. Good, meaning old t-shirts that don’t have stains on them. As opposed to the knit that I used for this project – an old t-shirt WITH stains all over the front. I’m classy like that.
I have plans this week to shorten some thrift store capris into awesome shorts for me. And of course to use that bike shorts pattern to make up a bunch of shorts for little girl to wear under her playdresses this summer.
Would there be any interest in a tutorial for how I traced the leggings/bike shorts? It’s a little different than most of the methods I’ve seen. Most tutorials have you fold the pants in half and trace around, giving the same shape to the front and back crotch. But if you look closely, you’ll see that the back crotch is longer than the front. If you just fold them in half, part of the back crotch wraps around to the front. My anal-retentive self wanted to figure out how to replicate those shapes without cutting the pants. Anyway, if it’s something you’d like to see, I’d be happy to share it.
By Anne Weaver