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.
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!So, 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:
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!”
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!”
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!”
Thanks Ladies! You’re my strength <3
And, while you’re here, take a look to My Sheer Plaid Top PDF pattern too 😉
Thank you so much for supporting me as an Indie New Designer – it means a lot for me!