Sunday, February 24, 2008
Vintage Patterns Made New
Am I the only person who thinks that low-rise pants are a bad idea for kids (not to mention adults)? Katie is very tall for her age, and has virtually no waistline. Every pair of pants fall down on her hips, even when the waist is tight enough. You can see her behind when she's playing and it looks like she's a wanna-be rapper.
I had a thought about vintage patterns. We didn't wear low-rise pants when I was a child, so I looked and easily found a pattern on eBay. The date was 1977.
Now for some fabric..... I love to re-purpose items, and that's how a tablecloth from the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart became a pair of children's pants. It's a nice denim fabric--not too heavy, and not too thin. I think it was around $3 for the HUGH tablecloth so I'm sure I'll be able to get some more items from it.
We may be switching to all dresses in the near future. Until that happens, this will be the pattern I use for Miss Katie's pants.