I bought this good quality adult XL turtleneck back at the end of winter for $2.00. I have a few ideas (maybe not really ten of them, but enough for an ongoing series) to use up it's parts. If you can raid someone's closet and find a turtleneck of your own, let's have some fun.
Today's turtleneck abuse tutorial: wide legged pants. (I know, I want a pair of those shoes too!)These children's pants use the body of the turtleneck. (Save the other parts once you're done cutting). I laid one well-worn Simplicity shorts pattern over the t-neck which is folded in half. I aligned the inner crotch seam with the double fold of the fabric so I won't have to go back and sew this seam up later. Instead of cutting shorts, I left lots of room at the bottom to make shortened pants.
See? (If you line up the bottom hem nicely, it will save you from rehemming your little pants later.)
Opened up you will have two of these.
Sew up the big horseshoe I always say.
Fold them out like pants and sew up the two outer leg seams.
Make a casing at the waist and thread an elastic through.
Jersey, flared, short... endlessly cute!