Yesterday, a lady who had just bought my Rosie Recycle doll book (link)
asked me a very good question. (I love good questions!) 🙂
She said that she always wears pants to work, and would like to be able to make pants for her Rosie Recycle doll, too, and how could she do that?
Using regular fabric to sew them would be a real pain, so how to do this?
Like I said: Great question!
Here’s one answer: Weave a tiny pair of pants on a 2 inch square loom.
I used a vintage Weave It loom to weave two 2 inch squares with embroidery floss:
Stitch the 2 squares together for 1 inch to make the first body seam:
Fold one of the squares over, and stitch the leg seam.
Fold the other square over and stitch the second leg and the remaining body seam. Weave in the ends.
Thread a strand of embroidery floss through the waistband, pull up to gather and tie a bow.
And, there you have it! A pair of pants for Rosie Recycle.
Actually, they are a touch short, so for the next pair, I would either make her legs a little shorter, or crochet cuffs onto the pants.
Vintage Weave It looms can be hard to come by (they are really pricey on eBay), but luckily, there are loom makers who are building lovely little 2 inch square looms (and other sizes, too). The one in this pic came from Dewberry Ridge looms
I love it when people ask questions….. 😀 (Well, not ALL questions, but you know what I mean!) 😀
10 responses to “A tiny pair of woven pants for Rosie Recycle doll”
Rosie Recycle looks ready to roll out to work in her new pants. Lucky Rosie, to have someone ready to design pants just for her!
LOL! It’s good to have friends, isn’t it? 😀
Thank you SO much, Noreen! Those are the cutest little pants for Rosie. I love how the variegated blue gives them the denim look. Off to plant some lettuce in the cold frame!
You are so welcome, Lynn! Hope you’ll enjoy your lettuce planting and then have fun weaving up some ‘trews’ for Rosie Recycle! 🙂
Rosie is so well dressed in her new pants! I had to post this on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dewberry-Ridge/112670028812182. Thank you so much for your incredibly unique designs.
Very cute as far as the length of the pant, summers coming capris !
LOL! This is so true, Carolee! I love it! 🙂
Oh Noreen I love this! Rosie looks adorable in pants and I SO love tiny looms! There’s just nothing you can’t do! Keep on keepin’ on girlie, it’s just so much fun to see what you’ll do next! 🙂
Aw, thank you so much, Maitri!!!
You are most welcome! 🙂