A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend and she mentioned how she wished she could find some little shorty shorts to cover her daughter's underwear - it seems as though 2, 3, and 4 year old girls aren't very good at NOT showing off their panties when they wear dresses or skirts.
I agreed and looked at different options online and decided that those little bike shorts are the best option. They don't look like diaper covers (that would look strange on a 4 year old) and are long enough to modestly cover gapey, toddler panties. I decided that I should get some since Claire is so rambunctious at church but had a hard time finding them under $5 and even then I couldn't find the colors I needed. So, as usual, if you want something plain and simple, without butterflies, Dora, ugly colors or monkeys you must make it yourself.
I cut apart a pair of garanimals shorts that I had and used it as my pattern. Each pair I have made is slightly adjusted. I think I finally got it just right for Claire.
If my machine doesn't act up (sewing on knit is not its favorite thing to do) I can turn one of these guys out in about 20 minutes. Here's how!
I used a TJ's bag to make my pattern now that I got it the way I want. I cut this white pair out of a cami that I never wore.
Fold the legs and waist over and pin. The great thing about knit is that it won't unravel so there is no need to serge the edges or double fold them over.
Done! Each pair cost about 68 cents since I used only material that I already had. Then only cost was the elastic.
crawl, or roll to your heart's content Claire!
(Not that you didn't before)