My daughter has been really into barbies this year. Her brothers like to play dolls with her, and I encourage that because I think it's adorable. My husband, not as much. :) We have two boy dolls, but not many clothes for them. Store bought clothes for Ken are always a little too small, which makes it frustrating for the kids when they try to dress them. And the stress on the seams makes them fall apart fast. Homemade clothes to the rescue!
I used a worn out pair of Ken's pants for my pattern. Trace around one leg on a sheet of paper.
Join them together aloong the front crotch seam. I used a serger to stitch the edges. If you don't have a serger, zigzag the edges first to prevent fraying.
Next, sew the pants together along the leg seams. Try them on your doll and see how they are fitting at this point. They should be a little big. Remember, you'll be folding the waistband and opening down, and will lose some of the excess then.
Now you're ready to finish the pants. Fold down the waistband about 1/4" and iron it flat. Fold the opening edges in the same amount. Stitch around the waistband.
i added a faux drawstring tie using some baker's twine tied in a bow. stitch a couple of times right through the knot so that your bow can't come untied.
fold down the opening edges and add a closure at the back opening. i hand stitched on a metal snap, but you could also use a strip of velcro.
Thanks for the great tutorial Tammie! My grandma used to make clothes for my kens and this brings back some good memories :)