Call me lazy (...or crazy) but when I am refashioning clothes I try to cut them as little as possible. So I set out to make an easy, no-cut pair of capris out of Caroline's old jeans. I have to say I think they came out pretty cute!
First you cuff our jeans, press and measure from the inside to the outside:Then add an inch and cut 2 lengths of ribbon. Heat seal both ends of the ribbon, then it's time for a buttonhole! This is the most important step...put tear away stabilizer on the back of the ribbon.
Next you will mark where the top of the cuffs are with a pin on the inside of the jeans, turn them inside out and sew the ribbon on where you marked.Now mark the top of the cuff on the outside of the jeans and sew your button in that spot.
(I realize that these are not quite capris at this point, did I mention Sweet Caroline has short little legs?!)
Wondering about the shirt and hairbow? Here is how I did those:
Cut the sleeves off of your shirt.
I used pinking shears around the edges to make it a little prettier :-) Then I scrunched it like so...Then put a line of hot glue over top of the scrunchy part and hot glued a thin ribbon around it. Then I hot glued it to a hair clip. Easy!