For the Whipstitch sewing demonstration a few weeks ago, Deborah asked me to share my method for creating patterns from existing clothing. So, I used an old pair of Owen’s pants and a baby onesie to create these simple beach boy pants and a 90 minute shirt.
First I showed how I trace the old pants to create a new pants pattern, we cut up the pieces, sewed them up, and voila: Simple pants. Then we used a onesie for the 90 minute shirt. Here I am attaching the ribbing to the neck:
Two very basic clothing items, for girls or boys, made from the following tutorials (just omit the knee pads…or add them!):
The pants are made from very light-weight chambray cotton. Remember my thrifty finds last month? I found a project for the 50 cent fabric!
The top is a standard 90 Minute Shirt (made from a man’s T-shirt) with short sleeves, which makes the project even easier.
Of course I made room for branding.