Johnnie is learning to use the potty! When we started to get ready for this big endeavor I went to buy Johnnie some new elastic waist pants that would be easy to take on and off. Turns out the long pants with elastic waists are not easy to find now that all the summer gear is in.
I took a quick look online for an easy pants pattern and found this tutorial over at Rookie Moms (which, by the way, is a very cool Mom blog). I love the idea of making pants out of old t-shirts and I only wish I had known about this sooner. The great thing about using an old t-shirt is that the pants hem is already done for you and these pants took me only about 30 minutes to make! This pair was made with an x-large t-shirt I found on clearance at Target (ok, not recycled but it only cost me $2.48). It just hits Johnnie's ankle, but for summer these short pants will be great.
Rookie Moms also references this simple pants tutorial and this post at tiny happy with some before and after photos of t-shirts turned in to pants.
I must make a trip to Goodwill soon to look for more t-shirts, these little pants are addicting!