L had a couple of pair of jeans that still fit around the waist, but after being worn by at least two little girls, were completely shot in the knees, and way too short for her, besides. She saw some longer denim shorts at the store that she liked and so I made some for her out of the jeans. She has decided she doesn't like and won't wear them (grrrr...). That's a whole other story for another time.
This story is about what we came up with for the bottoms of the pants.They were on the floor and the girls started playing around with them on their dolls and considering skirts, but came up with a dress concept.Here is how one turned out. I didn't take a picture of the other, but it has pink ribbon straps, and I used a decorative machine stitch with pink thread around the bottom to add a little something to it.