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#1 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me answer this question about longies. I am making some for my 3 yo who is potty trained and in undies he just loves "comfy pants" so I thought knitted pants would be a perfect Christmas gift fot him :) Anyway I am using the wooly wonders wonderpant pattern which I have used before but my question is do I insert short rows? or maybe just not as many as I would for a cloth diapered baby/toddler? my little guy is skinnnnnny and has no butt to speak of however I'm wondering if I still should be putting in a couple short rows to give the pants some shape?

anyone have experience with longies for underwear wearing kids??

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#2 of 5 Old 12-20-2011, 11:19 AM
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I'll put it like this - if I put my son's longies on him now that he's potty trained, they are way to big across the but and hips.  The hip circumference also contemplates more width due to the diaper, so, I'd go down there, too.  I usually do 3 sets of short rows.  For a big kid in underwear, I'd just put them just below the waist band to raise it up over the underwear a bit.  Probably nothing more needed for a skinny-minny.

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I don't think I would bother w/ the short rows in a kid that's out of dipes.  Great idea!  I miss making longies and I bet my kiddo would like to have some, too!

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I dont do any for my 3yo :) I do still put in the zigzag under the waist band. It helps keep crack hidden ;)

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My mom made a few pairs without short rows (she's not much of a pattern follower or Internet researcher). Fortunately, my son was almost potty trained so it didn't matter. He wore them as pants and they fit perfectly! He is/was very skinny though, so he has kind of a small tush.

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