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I bought this stretchy knit on a whim when was going out of business. It said it was perfect for leggings and I thought how funky would Tabitha look in wacky sailor print leggings with a t-shirt? I finally got down to trying it tonight when I looked at the legging pattern in Ottobre and noted that the pants are made with a mere two pieces. I did not fool myself into thinking it would be easy because I do know my limitations. In fact, case in point–I had to stare at the two cut out pieces for a couple minutes before I realized how they were meant to go together (because Ottobre does not actually tell you that sort of thing.) I was very pleased with myself for actually finishing the seams, but the first huge error I made was apparently in tracing the pattern as when I folded over the legs they were not the same length. And now that I have hemmed them I see the legs are completely different lengths. But, I’m going to wait until tomorrow when I can try them on her and then see what length they ought to be.


The real challenge here (for me) was the elastic waist. I am fairly pleased with how it came out.  My only disappointment is that I thought this fabric was a nicer knit than it really is. They feel more like pajama bottoms than the cute little spring pants I want them to be. No matter-she will wear them anyway! Up next-making pajama bottoms for Clark out of some lizard print flannel I bought on sale. Many thanks to Paul for making my sewing table more usable and inviting by installing a shelf over it tonight. Now that the surface is clean I hope to get around to doing the many projects on my list!

Update: And here it is the next morning and I have put the pants on Tabitha and think they are adorable. Yes, you can see the difference in the leg lengths, but she is active so I may not even adjust it to make them even. And I feel quite inspired to make her many more little leggings should I come across some cute knits.




About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

7 responses »

  1. These are so adorable! You should be so proud of yourself — Tabitha looks so stylish in them! Well done!!

  2. Ooh, these are adorable! I love the print. Also, when the heck did Tabitha get so big?!

  3. very cute… is the shirt inside out by design?

  4. Ahh, the shirt was noticed. Well, I wanted her to model the pants and Paul had just bought her that cute green shirt but it has a design on the front which I thought might detract from the pants print, so I had her try it on like that just for the pictures.

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