1. With printed side of shirt facing you, fold shirt in half lengthwise, smoothing out any creases and bumps. Always keep the print out towards you. (This makes it easier to see where you are cutting and to make sure you don't cut into the print/pattern of the t-shirt). 2. Lay the outer edge of the pants close to the fold of the t-shirt. Be sure to place the waist of the pant as close to the lowest part of the neck of the t-shirt as you can. 3. Now cut around the old pants using them as a guideline. Give yourself an inch or two (white dotted lines) to allow for proper fit and seem allowance.
You should have 2 pieces that look something like this.
4. Fold each piece of the pant lengthwise, right sides together. 5. Sew along the inside edge of the pant (dotted lines). You've now created the pant legs.
If you discover sewing little pants isn't your thing, we still have a few ankle biters available in the shop.
*The t-shirts used in this project are adult t-shirts. The size of your ankle biters will depend on the size of the t-shirt used. For my 2 y/o I use a large or x-large. I have made these for 4 y/o using an extra large shirt. It's hard to make these for kids older than 4--finding a "cool" variety of t-shirts available in the size needed is challenging.