I married a man with short legs.
And we passed them on to our son.
Isn't he gorgeous?
Now trousers and jeans are easy to knock a bit of the hem, but track pants look really odd if you just trim the bottom.
Time to have a play with those lengthen/shorten lines on the pattern.
Using a pair of purchased trackies (mine actually, that Hugo nabbed when my belly got too big) I noticed they are lower in the waist as well as shorter in the leg.
So I took that length out of both sections.
Rather the cut the pattern, I folded the length out.
The pattern I used had pieced together legs, so each section had to be altered.
That is a lot of length!
Making sure things match up.
The waist section had different shortening lines so I did have to alter notches.
I took the time to re-trace the pattern pieces as I figure a good pair of trackies is going to get made again.
I did leave the pattern folded though, Jed fits in the size range, you can see what I am thinking.
And there we have it.
Track-pants that fit!
No soggy ankles.
I used the leftover fabric from Jed's rugby very yellow rugby
Just in case they didn't work out.
Its a heavy knit with very little give but very very sturdy.
I did run a stencil down one leg, I kid myself it slightly breaks up the yellowness!
Hugo is wearing the Liesl+Co Metro tee and the track pants pattern is a old NewLook from my stash.
I have doubts it would still be available.