Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Gaucho Pants

I saw the idea and instructions on craftster.org (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99090.0) for these gaucho pants made from tee shirts. The instructions were easy, because all you do is cut the shirt sleeves off and cut it down the middle. Then you re-arrange the pieces, sew up the sleeve areas to be the crotch and sew down the sides for the legs. They were too low riding for me, so I took a second tee and made the waistband, sewing a button hole in before closing it up and then inserted a drawstring. Tee-shirts are very stretchy and my hips/bottom wouldn't hold the pants up! Man, are they comfortable! I plan to make more of these! And you can buy/use shirts in any color to make them different....to match bathing suits, shirts, anything! How fun!