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|Cute bum panel elevates the leggings to fancy pants. Seriously, it's cute.|
|Hem by turning up and zigzagging.|
|Hem with a cuff.|
|So stinkin' cute.|
|Unhemmed and rolled for growing room.|
Pattern: Fancy pants leggings by Titchy Threads. I got it as part of a Sew Fab pattern bundle a looong while ago. Finally got up the guts to try it. (I'm still a little afraid of knits, but this pattern helped build some confidence.)
Sizing: The pattern goes from 0-3 months - 10 years. I made the 3-6 month size (twice) and the 3T with the skinny legs width adjustment and extra length.
Material used: Some stretchy knit denim I bought even longer ago at Joann's. It has spandex in it for good recovery and was pretty nice to sew with. Unfortunately, it snags a little.
Notions needed: None, although you could put elastic in the waistband for extra staying power.
Appropriately rated: Yes. Rated confident beginner and I think that's because of sewing with knits. With a stable knit fabric anyone could make these. They were easy and fast and now I want to make all the girls leggings.
Time spent: An hour including cutting. Fast!
Caveats: The waistband didn't have a width adjustment line on it like the leg piece (and I forgot to adjust it), and since the material was so stretchy I really needed to make the adjustment. They have a tendency to slide down. I also could have put elastic in the waistband (one of the recommended options). Another problem I had was the crotch blew out of the first pair the second time Stella wore them. So, I shortened and widened my zig zag stitch so the thread wouldn't break and reinforced the crotch. I didn't topstitch the butt seams, but that would have reinforced them as well.
Comments: Loved the pattern! Instructions were complete and easy to follow. Now I'm itching to make the skinny jeans from Titchy Threads.