I will send out a warning now. This is perhaps only the second pair of tall pants in what might be a full-blown obsession.
Just when you think there's nothing to be done with a turtleneck, I bring you this idea of the tallpants. Tallpants topped with a cozy, stretchy top that hoists up to the armpits is WHAT YOUR BABY WANTS. Trust me. If those pants come from a sweater that has buttons on the sleeves, well then your business is gonna get chic, ladies. Real chic.
A note of caution: If you want to sew from sweaters or shirts that have stripes, lining them up can be tricky, whenever there is a seat panel and especially if some kind of busy-body serger gets involved. You really have to pin with precision and baste your seams and all those nuts and bolts.
Speaking of nuts and bolts. There are a couple of good tutorials on-line that can unravel the mystery of making pants from shirts and sweaters. Get it? " 'Unravel' the mystery"? Live with that joke, people.
For a tutorial on the t-shirt upcycling into pants, thanks to Rookie Moms as I said in a previous post, and if you didn't see it on their blog, here, I am handing it to you. Handing it right to you. So you don't have to do any work. Because you are tired.
And then say for instance you make some pants and you don't want to admit it, but your baby is, well, rotund, or otherwise hilariously and adorably shaped. You can modify the shape of the pants with subtle changes to your simple pattern. Here's a .pdf file to make it all crystal clear. Let's call it a Tuckus Template. You have Sew, Mama, Sew! bloggers to thank for this:
And finally, say you will admit to being too much of a skeerdy cat to add a butt panel yet, and your baby is skinny. Then you can just chop the arms off of a sweater and sew them together basically. This page on cafepress called "That's Kind Cool" shows you how, very nicely.