Princess Thundercloud is like a giraffe…she has long, skinny legs and so even her brother’s size 5 jeans are too short. She just turned four a couple of months ago. Anyhoo, they were perfectly good pants, but I cut about 6” off and made her some pink-polka-dot ruffled capris. I’m sure by next summer they’ll be shorts, but that’s okay. I had to cinch them up so much with the waist adjuster buttons that it’s like they’re ruffled at the top, too.
First hem the jeans about 1/4” in, then sew the ruffle right along the bottom edge. You’ll then have a double row of stitching. I use rainbow thread for pretty much everything I make the Princess, just because she likes it.
I love being able to recycle the boys’ clothes for her…it’s my little bit to save the planet (and my wallet, too!). This project cost less than $3, since I just needed to buy the trim and use two buttons from my stash.
That’s another good thing, since I’m pretty sure keeping Princess Thundercloud in hair products is gonna break us.