One of the easiest hacks ever!
See, my girls love any twirling dress, or just any dress really. At the same time, twirling often shows their underwear, and they’re just not so good at sitting down very ladylike. Most of the time I will just leave it like that, but my 10 year old is getting more conscious about it. So she wears short leggings underneath or this Domi Sweatpants hack: the Domi play pants!
Wondering how to make it? Here is how:
The only thing you need to do, is cut the pattern pieces of the legs (very) short and measure the leg cuff. It’s as simple as that!
You can decide whatever length you want on this one. In this example I cut it 5 cm (2 inches) under the crotch. You draw a straight line on the length you desire, on both leg pattern pieces.
Note: in the picture below the pattern pieces are shifted to the side; so no extra seam allowance added! All seam allowances are included in the pattern.
Then sew the Domi as the instructions tell you. Up to the point where you need to attach the leg cuffs.
Now measure the width of the legs. Then multiply this by 0,8 and add 2 cm (3/4 inch). This is the length of your cuffs. You can either use the pattern piece of the cuffs and adjust the length, or you can cut a shorter cuff.
For this example I cut the cuffs 3 inches long (8 cm). Folded in half and then sewn with a 3/8” seam allowance, this makes the cuff about 1 inch long.
I also adjusted the height of the buttocks area. Since my girl prefers to wear her pants (and skirts) on the hips, the crotch of the Domi would be too low. So I took off about 2 inches (4 cm) at the top and for a more fitted look, I downsized. Oh, and since the legs are short and my intention was for these pants to be worn underneath a dress, I left out the pockets.
So, in short:
- downsize for a fitted look
- use pattern pieces: front leg, back leg, waistband and leg cuffs
- cut legs about 2 inches from the crotch
- re-measure leg cuffs
- sew as stated in the instructions
This sew is so quick, I challenge you to tell me how many of these you can sew in one day!