kids clothes, sewing


A staple in our house.  When we run out of leggings to wear I know it’s been too long since I’ve done laundry.  And yes, most of the time I’m perfectly happy buying them at target or old navy.  But since I have the pattern and it’s kids clothes week, I figured I might as well use up some knits!

I had gotten the polka dots at Hobby Lobby a looong time ago.  It’s not really a high quality knit, but it’ll work for these four little legs. 

I did choose to make the waist bands taller on both pairs like Ashley suggests, seems to help make them stay put better.  And making these are just why I love my serger that much more. 

31 thoughts on “leggings

  1. Vanessa says:

    Cute!!! I’m ready for cool enough weather to be able to throw a pair of leggings on Syd every day. Did you just use regular knits for the waistband or the ribbed stuff? I can’t get the ribbed stuff around here unless I cut something up I guess. I did a casing and elastic and would rather skip that next time.

  2. Leslie says:

    these are so i cute…i am getting serger envy seeing all these great projects that it would make such a difference on.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    I love those! I also love that your girls are like mine and absolutely can not hold still for a photo. Is the pattern fairly easy? Can you do it if you don’t have a serger?

  4. Queen Snarfy says:

    Cute! Love the polka dots. My little girl is obsessed with polka dots right now!

  5. cute, i like the waistband!

  6. Bethany says:

    Hobby Lobby needs to open one near Philly. People always show the cutest knit prints they find there!

  7. Polka dots. Leggings. It’s times like these I really wish I had a daughter! 😉

  8. Emily says:

    I love these! What a great polka dot fabric. I wish they had a Hobby Lobby here.

  9. Karin van D. says:

    Those dots are so cute. Nice work!

  10. dana says:

    so cute!! I love them! great fabric selection

  11. Vanessa says:

    Cute leggings. We must be on the same wavelength. First we both do Oliver + S now both Lil Blue Boo. Just posted some pics of a Sienna dress. I need to make leggings too – just got some pink polka dot knit with that in mind. Too funny.

  12. Jacqui says:

    Love that fabric! We have the same situation with leggings in our house, one can never have too many obviously 🙂 I need to make some more but I always have a fit issue around the top as Hazel likes to push them down under her tummy – no high waists for her! I need to alter the pattern I use properly to reflect that instead of just winging it each time and then having to redo them at least once. 😛 I like the look of that wide waistband though, I wonder if I could sneak one past Hazel while she wasn’t watching…

  13. these are adorable!!! might have to give that pattern a go 🙂

  14. Megs says:

    *sigh* I need to ask Santa for a serger.

  15. Ellen says:

    Very sweet! I love the movement in the photos!

  16. Jess says:

    love the polka dots!! I fall in love with my serger more and more every time I use it!

  17. Leggings are a staple for anyone who has daughters!! Sometimes, I feel like I am old navy’s economic stimulus plan. I love your dots and you’ve reminded me that I really should make my own. Love them!

  18. Jacquie says:

    I just made some today for my girls and I wish I would have known to make the waist band longer. Love the polka dots.

  19. Delia says:

    So cute! I want some! 🙂 How I wish I had a serger.

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  21. Meg says:

    Cute! I love the polka dots!

  22. ah super cute! I love the polka dots!

  23. Rhonda says:

    Those turned out so cute – my girl wear a lot of leggings too… I should make some! Where do you find high quality knits? I have a HL nearby so I tend to go there, but the knits are pretty threadbare.

  24. Sarah says:

    Adorable! Which pattern did you use?

  25. Anna says:

    hey sarah, it’s the lil leggings pattern by lil blue boo (links are above in the post). 🙂

  26. Rachel says:

    I love leggings in fall! They’re so much easier to find the right fit on little girls than jeans.

  27. Angela says:

    These leggings are too cute! I’m going to have to check out that pattern.

  28. Zerique says:

    super cute leggings! I need to try this one.

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