I went into the week semi organised with an outfit cut out for each of the kidlets. I will blog about each piece separately.
First up is a simple pair of leggings for Miss M. Leggings are so versatile and comfy that I thought she can never have too many pairs. First up I needed to choose a pattern so I decided to use this opportunity to break into my copy of "Sewing Clothes Kids Love" which I have been flicking through and dreaming about using since I got it nearly a year ago. There is a nice standard leggings pattern in there called Riviera Leggings.
I checked Miss M's measurements against the size charts and she was actually slightly smaller around than the smallest size (18m-2T) but the length of a 3T-4T so that's what I went with when tracing the pattern, 18m-2T in width and 3T-4T in length and length of rise.
The fabric I chose primarily to go with the top I wanted to make her, it's a grey/pink stripe cotton lycra which came from Mum's stash a while back. I'm pretty sure she would have sourced it from Levana textiles many years ago.
As far as the sewing went these went together very well. As with all leggings they are a quick and easy sew. The only thing I changed from the instructions in the book was the way the elastic was done as I'm not a fan of overlocking the elastic onto the to (just a personal preference).