I think this has to end up in the garbage pile, but I took some photos to immortalise it.
I believe we inherited this pair of pants from Arthur's cousins.
The elastic cuffs on the ankles were useful, especially when the pants were really too big for the kid; this way they didn't drag on the ground. However, when Arthur finally outgrew them, I didn't really want to save them for baby Elaine, as they were pretty ratty by then.
He had, I recall, just got a bunch of marbles from somewhere, and since we didn't have a Crown Royal bag handy, I decided to make a bag out of a pant leg, with that elastic cuff as the opening. I think they call this upcycling, these days. (OMG, look at the stuff people make! Quilts! Stuffed creatures!)
|upside-down pant-leg = personalized marble bag|
|reinforced knee, with my writing|
|Arthur, aged 3 or 4, squeezed fabric paint on the back|
|such neat red stitching|