I have had three pairs of jeans kicking around the laundry room for months now ever since I became too small for them. They were too ratty to donate but I felt bad about just throwing them out because it was just so much fabric to waste. I knew there had to be a use for them so they sat and waited for inspiration to hit. Finally a few days ago I had a brainwave – one of those “duh, how did I not think of it months ago?” ideas. And so two pairs of my fat pants became baby pants!
The spotty hemmed ones are slightly longer – I forgot to remove the hem allowance to account for not folding the hem under. The pair with the patch was made from the same pattern but I modified it in the rise to fit a bulky cloth diaper and left off the hem allowance. They aren’t even close to being perfect but I am thrilled to have found a use for my old pants, cleared out space in the laundry, saved money on baby clothes (using only supplies I already had) AND had a really fun time making them. So many bonuses to come from one crafty/thrifty idea! Plus they will remind me one day when they cover some baby legs not to get that fat again!