Gabe's first birthday is up and coming and every little cowboy needs some cow pants... with fringe!!!
I started by cutting out my pattern using a good fitting pair of Gabriel's jeans. I left two extra inches at the top for the elastic casing, and one inch at the bottom for the hem, and about 3/4 inch all around for seam allowance and room to grow.
Instead of cutting the outside edge of the pants on a fold, I had to cut it out because I needed to sew the fringe on the side. Now I had four total pattern pieces, two pieces per leg.
I cut my fringe so that it didn't interfere with the waistband or hem.
After sewing the outside of both legs with the fringe, I sewed the inside of the leg on both legs. While they were inside out I remembered to do the hem.
Next I assembled to pants by sewing the crotch. I "fake" serged using a zig zag stitch.
Finally, I made a casing for the elastic. Without stretching the elastic, I cut it to fit JUST around his waist perfectly to measure. And done!!!
He DID NOT want to model, so this is it for now :)