To be honest this was the project I struggled the most with this Kids Clothes Week – it was one of those projects that should be a really quick sew with good results, but it didn’t really end up that way… And the photos make it look better than it is.
I used my old standby leggings pattern from the book 'Growing Up Sew Liberated' and the fabric was repurposed T-shirts. The sew took around an hour, so not that long – but it feels like most of that time was spent fidgeting with the appliques/ cheetah patches that my machine was so determined to eat. (I must have been feeling over confident after such a good applique experience the other day. Although that involved appliqueing woven onto a nice thick sweat shirting, whereas this involved 2 thin knits = recipe for disaster!)
Ah well, they turned out OK… and although they are currently a little below Isabelle’s knees, these leggings are quite long (there’s an inch or so folded under) so I think they will look better as she grows! I definitely could have done worse, at least I didn’t sew them onto the the back of the leggings!
The fact of the matter is, the best thing about these pants is that they are modelled by Isabelle. That girl can make anything look good. She was a little ‘wild thing’ today though, non-blurry photos were hard to come by. I took these photos right after picking her up from Kindy when she was hyped up from making cardboard robots, feet dirty from the Kindy garden and hair sticky from eating a very juicy pineapple!
We are going away this weekend, so I wont quite finish out the whole challenge. However I’m hoping I’ll have time to finish and share one last project with you tomorrow and hopefully I can finish the week of sewing on a high.
And now I leave you with a couple of photos that I’ve already used, because like I said: non-blurry photos were hard to come by today!
Also, while I’m in the mood for confessing things, is it bad that I had to google what the difference between a Cheetah and Leopard is … because I couldn’t remember?
Have you had any sewing projects that haven’t gone quite to plan recently?
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