I'm not much of one for giving detailed directions, as I am more of a throw away the directions and wing it type person. If any part of this is unclear, or you want more detail please ask and I will do my best to oblige.
|The original undies, size 2T but extra stretched out by |
the first boy.
|Center part of undies, sides and binding cut off.|
|One side of undies, with the smaller new side traced out on an old tee shirt.|
|Leg gap before new elastic added.|
|Fit with elastic added.|
When deciding on the new side panel size, I reduced the waist measurement by 1", and the hips by 1.5". Your measurements will vary, depending on what your child's measurements are. You don't want either the waist or leg openings to be skin tight, but have approximately 1" of gap. You'll be taking this up with the elastic. Measure the elastic long enough for your waist or leg circumference plus a little extra for over lapping the ends. Stretch it to fit as you pin and sew, then there will be a slight gathering once finished.