Saturday, November 10, 2012

recycled thanksgiving: ruffle pants

I made these lightweight ruffle pants with recycled cotton jersey. I (sort of) used a simple pant pattern that I learned a few years back. These started out as adult size pajama bottoms. I cut the pattern from each leg then used old shirts for the ruffles...
I dyed them with a few drops of black RIT dye. I wanted them to be a gray-ish color, so I didn't use very much dye. A little goes a long way when it comes to black dye.
After dying, washing, and drying, I added two crooked pockets from an old shirt and used elastic from a pair of Charlie's boxers that were headed to the trash can. Yes, cutting elastic out of my husband's underwear is a million times easier than going to the fabric store with four children to buy it. I also made another pair of pants from a white bathrobe. I love that they are light and ruffled and gray and recycled. I had black RIT dye on hand so recycled thanksgiving project number two was FREE! Raise your hand if you like free pants.


  1. those are too cute!!
    thank so much for linking up with us at an aloha affair! so happy to have you. have a great week-end!

  2. So cute! You are so creative, Melissa!