My cropped polka dot joggers were starting to get holes at the seams, so I retired them and made some cute little joggers for Claire. I love the polka dots that I fabric painted on, and I was happy to be able to reuse the fabric. I used a baby legging pattern and added 3/4″ to each side of each leg. I didn’t add any length because that was added with the cuffs and waistband.
I was nervous with how they would turn out because it was all a guess, but they are great. The legs are a little tighter than I would have liked, but luckily they aren’t too tight. The cuffs are almost too tight, but I like how it keeps her pants at her ankle instead of falling under her foot.
I cut them out so that I could reuse the pockets (slightly shortened and width taken out), the elastic in the waistband, and the little bow on the waistband.
The are cute and warm for winter with a bit of growing room so she can wear them all winter. Hopefully, she doesn’t stain them right away! Her graphic tee says, “Messy hair, don’t care” which I made for her and dyed since she stained the front. She’s growing out of her 12 mos shirts, so I need to make her some new tees!
I also cut two inches off the bottom of her hair a couple of days ago since she always has a big tangled nest on the back of her head. I’m hoping the shorter hair will help a little bit.