Friday, November 14, 2014

FO: You Can Never Have Too Many Skinny Legs

This post is woefully late but a few weeks ago I was once again lucky enough to test a new pattern from Little Kiwis Closet.  This time it is the Skinny Legs leggings pattern.  Yes you know another leggings pattern to add to the hundreds already available, but NO!  This is THE ONLY leggings pattern you will probably ever need.
 Do you want to know why?  Because in one pattern you get sizes 12m to 14y (that is 15 sizes), 4 different leg lengths and the options of a ruches or plain side panel.  But I think most importantly for me is that this pattern is completely customisable.  With an extensive measurement chart you can tailor the leggings to fit your child no matter how awkward they are to fit.
Take my child for instance, the last pair of successful leggings I made took about 4 attempts and the morphing of 2 patterns and 3 different sizes.  I was asked to pretest these and cut size 3 width with 2 length and they are spot on!

Of course after that I had to have a bit of a play.  Luckily we needed new black 3/4 leggings for Miss M's upcoming dancing concert so that was easy, again cut straight to the 3/4 length size and they are perfect (excuse the rubbish photos of this pair).

Then I had a play with the shorts version with ruches sides (sorry she wanted to pose).

Another point to note is that the tutorial is excellent.  I have made loads of leggings but even if you have never sewn knits you could sew up a pair of these quickly using the very clear tutorial.  Yes I have a serger but you don't need one.  I must say that with one though I whipped up the black pair in 20 mins including cutting time.
So there you go, another fantastic pattern, well done Lydia.


  1. The leggings came out super cute! Not that I need another pattern but I love all the options.

    1. The options are great. I don't think I'll use any other leggings pattern now, so many ways you can change it up to suit the occasion.

  2. A great fitting leggings pattern truly is worth gold, looks like a wonderful basic!

    1. It sure is! Who would have thought leggings could be tricky to fit?