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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Cow Pants!!

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 :)

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