Well, since I jumped on the skinny jean bandwagon I figured my daughter ought to as well. She already has a pair of little boots that she loves, so she just needed some skinnies to go with them.
But I'm cheap. Really very cheap. So I didn't run to Target and drop $15 on baby girl skinny jeans. I made my own our of a pair of clearance shorts I bought a few summers ago, back when I thought I'd magically loose two pants sizes. Ok, I didn't actually think I'd loose that much weight, and the shorts were only $1, so I bought them even though I knew they'd probably never fit. Turns out that was a good decision, because now I had plenty of stretch denim for a pair of baby girl skinnies.
Of course, as well as being cheap, I'm kind of lazy. I've seen people who make their own jeans and I'm always impressed that someone would go to that much work - pockets and zippers and button flys, oh my! Jeans are not a simple sewing project. But these little skinnies are. They're basically leggings, with a few details thrown in to make them look more like real jeans. But again, they're basically just leggings, so if you can make leggings, you can make these! Here's how.