Begin with sweat pants. I found these for 3.50 at Target.
I used a 16 oz red plastic cup to trace around and make the scallops for my dragon scales. Don't worry about them being exactly the same size since you want some variety. Then I hot glue gunned the scallops on- wrapping them around the leg as I went.
After I had wrapped the scalloped felt around all of the pants I added in contrasting scales in neon green, blue, and purple. I just cut out random scale like shapes and glued them in as randomly as possible- I put same colors next to each other on purpose so it would look more random. Ironic isn't it?
fun, right? Next for the tail! I forgot to take pictures of this process but here's a basic description.
I cut out three triangles. I angled it so the part of the triangle that was at the top of the pants is longer so the tail angles downward. I machine sewed the triangles together. I put beans in the bottom to weigh it down but I don't think it needed it. I stuffed the rest with polyfil and handsewed it on to the pants.
The back view of the pants and here's my little guy wearing them! I'm so excited! Now I just need to do the top! Stay tuned!