We loooooove leggings around here. The girls grab leggings most days, they wear them with dresses, tunics, tshirts, under skirts and shorts, with leotards. Nothing can compete with the ease and comfort of leggings for children’s wear. I’ve noticed a lot of people making leggings by tracing a pair from the dresser drawer, and I used this method for Olivia’s 80s outfit back during Project Run and Play, with okay results. But, I’ve really been wanting a pattern, so there’s no guess work involved and I have all the girls’ sizes in one place, with clear instructions so that I don’t screw up and waste fabric. Last week, Andrea from Go To Patterns released a new sewing pattern, the Go To Leggings. Brilliant! I printed out the PDF pattern, taped it together, and traced the size 3T onto my handy freezer paper. I took Addie out to my stash of knits in the garage and she immediately picked this bright pink (shocker) Karavan stretch cotton jersey knit. (This pattern is Savannah Honey and this line has the cutest elephant prints and some great blue patterns, too.) I got mine from Fabric.com.
So, the Go To Leggings pattern has a bunch of finishing options, including varied lengths, bows, peek-a-boo holes, and even a built-in skirt! I wanted to try the ruching option and love the finished result. Once I ironed the freezer paper onto the fabric and started cutting, the whole process was done and on Addie within 40 minutes. I used my regular sewing machine for the whole thing. I’m on the hunt for some more fabric to make leggings in every color. Love these!
If you’re looking for an easy way to make your own (kid’s) leggings, I highly recommend you grab this pattern. You can find it in Andrea’s pattern shop, Go To Patterns