Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bell Bottom Baby


Bunny had really never worn blue jeans other than maybe once or twice. I don't really like young children to wear constricting or uncomfortable clothes. I feel like there are enough uncomfortable things in their little lives, such as teething and various bumps and bruises, that can occur as a child learns what they can and can't do by themselves. But when my sister, Meagan, got some hand-me-downs from a friend and let me look through them, since Bunny is bigger than her own daughter, Birdy, there were a few pairs of very worn and comfy feeling jeans that were calling my craft loving name.


The jeans fit quite well in the waist, but were far too long for Bunny to wear. So I found myself with two options. One, I could hem the jeans to fit. Or two, I could cut them short and add a little flair to the bottom. Needless to say, I went with option two.


I had a fat quarter that I was longing to use,
so I cut two pieces about twice as wide as the circumference of the leg of the jeans and six inches tall.


I gather stitched them and sewed them to the bottoms of the jeans that had been cut 5 inches shorter than what Bunny would wear. I stitched up the sides and hemmed up the bottoms, and ended up with an awesome little pair of bell bottom jeans.


They look awesome on my bell bottom baby.

Very excited to link up with Elizaeth over at needle and thREAD!
I am joining in the fun over at Natural Suburbia, Sew Chatty's Made with LoveTOO Cute Tuesday, and Sundae Scoop!

31 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job with the jeans! They are so cute.

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  2. Those are adorable! Do you make big girl pants :)

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  3. Too cute!!!YOu did an awesome job

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  4. Love these little bell bottoms. I'm going to share this with my sister in law who has my little God daughter and some mad sewing skills.

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  5. What a cute idea. I keep meaning to do this to some of the skirts my girls have (we don't wear pants either.) It would be a great way to extend the length of a skirt and be cute too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. You made them so cute! I am so with you about kids being comfortable - my kids wear sweatpants most of the time!

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  7. Hannah, that is such a cute idea! From age 2 on, my daughter would not wear pants. Then, once she became of two-wheeler riding age, I told her pants would really make her life easier. She pouted a bit, so I made her jeans with ruffles on them...well, the ruffles made all the difference to her and she loves them! I'll post a picture soon...

    Thank you for stopping by and inviting me here...thank you for sharing your darling idea. And I'm trying not to envy your gorgeous windows and flooring!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in! Don't envy me... the pictures were taken at my mama and dad's home. I had run over to show off (lol) the bell bottoms!!

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  8. Sweet idea. I wonder if my teen daughters would like that idea too.

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  9. Sweet idea. That could work for older girls too.

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  10. I'm so glad you went with "add flair" (and flare, LOL) instead of just hemming. I love the fabric, and the pants are too too cute. :)

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  11. You did a lovely job with those jeans, thats exactly why I didn't put them on my daughter when she was younger, they seemed a bit too uncormfortable.

    My eight-year old daughters still prefers cotton pants over jeans.

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  12. That is a really cute idea- ruffled jeans :)
    This might work when they grow too tall for a pair that still fit at the waist ;)

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  13. This is so very cute! I'll keep it in mind. My daughter has a ton of jeans she never wear...I find them boring and she better likes dresses. I might make a pair and see...

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  14. so adorable! ... thanks so much for visiting :)

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  15. What a super cute idea! She looks gorgeous!

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  16. Oh these are really cute. When I first met my husband 9 years ago he used to wear some bell bottoms like theses that he's added a blue fur fabric ruffle to (one of the reasons I gas to marry him!)

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  17. So cute, my daughter would die for a pair with fun bell-bottoms.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  18. Those are so cute. What a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Did you enter my give a way from Tropical Traditions for the quart jar of coconut oil? I really love the coconut oil. Diane @ http://mamaldiane.com/?p=2633

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  19. Great job! She looks very cute in her new jeans! :)

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  20. Hi there! Those are really cute!! Turned out great! Thanks for sharing them with me :) :)

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  21. Oh my goodness! That is such a wonderful idea and is absolutely too cute. : )

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  22. Sweet and classy! I love what you did with your fat quarter, it goaes wonderful with the denim. Thank you for visiting my free printable :)

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  23. This is a fantastic idea for altering the length. I love it.:)

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  24. Too cute!!! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Have a great day!

    Amber
    www.recipeswelove.net

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  25. This is too cute!

    Danielle@Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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