To start – I just want to clear up a misconception that i’ve bumped into recently. These are just pants, nice warm, comfy, pants. They are great for camping and sleeping on a cold night. Nothing weird.
When picking a sweater for baby longies, we have to be picky about the percentage of wool we use. When picking for big kids or ourselves that isn’t as important b/c we don’t need it for diapers so there are many more to choose from. Try this at first with a sweater that you don’t mind losing or pick one up at your local second hand shop.
Choose a sweater that will fit your waist and hips if you were to flip it upside down. The waist = your waist, the stomach = your hips. The rise (you measure from the top of your pants to your crotch) is from the waist to the armpit of the sweater minus what you’ll have to fold over for a waistband. The length total of the pants = sleeve (to armpit) + most of the body minus some chunks you will cut off at the shoulders and the waist band fold over.
Chop off the arms.
Cut off the angled tops of the sleeves and give them a straight and even edge making sure that they are the same. Chop off the messy bottoms (shoulders) and make sure they are even.
Cute little buttons on cuffs.
Et Voila! Longies for you or your big kids 🙂 I would love to see pictures of any creations made from this tutorial so please feel free to share it on my Facebook page here and tell me that you’ve been here.