Long underwear is very hard to find for little tots. Adult sized worn-out silk underwear or even flannels are usually still in good shape in the legs or arms and ideal to repurpose into long underwear for your toddler.
1. Cut the pieces Use a pair of pants your toddler currently wears as a guide for the sizing. Add 2″inch for the waistband and seam allowance and cut the arms or legs of your old silks. Also cut a diamond/oval shaped gusset that is about 2.5″inches in height.
2. Attach the gusset Cut one side of the legs the length of the crotch area (about 6″). With right sides together, attach the tip of the gusset to one corner of the open seam and sew halfway. Attach the other half of gusset piece to the other leg and sew.
3. Finish the leggings Sew the center seams together. Fold 1 inch down and fold under and stitch. Feed an elastic through the casing and secure.
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