• Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF pattern - extra long

You can’t really have too many leggings, and that’s a fact.
If you’re a mom of a girl, you already know that; if you like to sew, you certainly know that a good leggings pattern must have the perfect fit and, if you are like me, you don’t like those always too-short leggings, that after a couple of trips to the washing machine became high-waters type, showing your daughter’s ankles.

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

Another thing I hate on leggings is low-rise on back, where those girls are showing a lot of skin every time they climb a tree or dangle from a branch, hanging with their legs head over feet… But maybe your daughter isn’t that kind of girl… mine is!Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on Craftsy.comSo, with these focus points in mind, I’ve decided to draw a PDF pattern for basic leggings that can be translated to one thousand different styles (i.e. colorblocking, remember?)


extra long (and I mean EXTRA long!): when they’re new, they bunch and curl on ankles; when your daughter grows, she doesn’t look like she’s wearing capri in winter (been there….). Plus: you can always shorten them before sewing (I’ve marked a “shorten/lengthen here” line);

extra high on waist, to cover everything you definitely should cover… A tester (Amy @ SewsNBows) pointed out one more argument, for tweenies: they love to roll down their waistband… and Basic Leggings don’t end to be too much low-waisted!

But, let’s hear what my testers have to say:

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

Here’s what Amy @ SewsNBows is sayin’:

“This pattern delivers it’s promise! A quick, easy leggings pattern!It goes up to size 14 so I’ll get to use it a long time. Tweens want to wear everyday basics so it’s perfect.

The generous length and higher rise

give lots of room to grow!”

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

And what about Lisa @ Cucicucicoo:

“An extremely versatile garment that belongs in any girl’s wardrobe! They can be used year round, in the winter under skirts or long shirts, or

tossed in a bag in the summer in case the evening

gets a little too chilly for you!”

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

And this is what Theresa @ Theresa To-Dos (mom of two boys!) thinks about my Basic Leggings pattern:
“The Basic Leggings pattern is a very versatile pattern. I used this pattern to make Long Johns and pajama pants for my BOYS!

Yes, this pattern works for boys!”

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

Thanks Ladies! You’re my strength <3

What are you waiting for? Go to Craftsy and grab it now!

Serger Pepper - Basic Leggings PDF NEW Pattern - only $ 5.90 on

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  1. cucicucicoo March 9, 2014 at 10:01 - Reply

    Yah! Great pattern! 🙂 Lisa

  2. Pam @Threading My Way March 9, 2014 at 12:24 - Reply

    All the pics I’ve seen look great, Irene!!! All the best with your second pattern.

    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2014 at 12:43 - Reply

      Thanks Pam! It’s been fun seeing all those leggings popping out here and there… all the testers have made really nice customizations!

  3. Rachel March 9, 2014 at 13:55 - Reply

    Congrats on the release! These are well loved already at our house.

    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2014 at 12:47 - Reply

      Happy to hear that from you, Rachel! Can’t wait to see some pics 🙂

  4. […] appreciate a unique pair of leggings you’ve made her?) Well then, just check out my friend Irene from Serger Pepper’s new PDF pattern for Basic Leggings, now available on Craftsy. She has created a pattern with 12 different sizes featuring a high […]

  5. […] nella tua vita che apprezzerebbe un leggings unico che le hai fatto?) E allora, devi guardare il nuovo modello PDF per Basic Leggings della mia amica Irene di Serger Pepper, ora disponibile su Craftsy. Lei ha creato un modello con 12 taglie diverse con un girovita alto […]

  6. Julie March 10, 2014 at 10:45 - Reply

    These look great and solve all the problems my daughter used to experience as a kid (she was also a jump/swing/climb kind of girl too) I’m so impressed with your pattern making skills.

    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2014 at 12:48 - Reply

      Thanks Julie! I’m focused on drafting patterns that fix those real life problems… well, I love cute dresses, but they have to be practical!

  7. Theresa March 10, 2014 at 22:23 - Reply

    Oh, thanks for the shout out! This is such an awesome pattern. (The boys were excited to wear their long johns this weekend. (Meant they stayed outside longer, win win!)

    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2014 at 15:20 - Reply

      hi Theresa, thank you for helping me with this testing! I’m really happy to hear that you had this bonus from your sons long johns 😉

  8. […] I’m so excited to share the Basic Leggings pattern from SergerPepper! […]

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