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Monday, March 20, 2017

A girl needs some gold....

My daughter Katy has discovered she has something in common with her momma: her love for leggings!  Aren't they awesome?  So comfortable and they make so many great outfits!
Katy asked for GOLD leggings and we found this gold performance fabric at JoAnns.  It was really nice to work with.

The pattern we used was one that I just picked up.  I purchased it for the adorable tunics, but we also decided to test the fit of the leggings.  Here it is:

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I am totally in love with the back of B and C.  But I digress so back to the leggings.


On the model they look more like stretch woven pants rather than traditional leggings so I knew we'd need to make alterations.  After I stitched them together and held them up, I realized that two of my daughter could fit into them!  I took these in no less than 4 inches everywhere.

Katy is 5'3" and the length was also too long,  We chopped off at least 3, if not 4 inches from the bottom.


We made a swayback adjustment as well.

DD2 loves these!

If you are wondering about the lace top, I made that as well, for myself but DD snatched it.  The pattern is from Jalie and is the Raglan Top and dress.  I wanted a simple design for the lace. The lace was purchased from Hobby Lobby.  They have a few gems once in a while.  

                            Jalie 3245 - Raglan Tee Pattern

I just used the dress length and added about 2 inches to it.  This pattern goes together really well.  If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for?


Thanks for reading!


  1. So cute! this is one of my favorite tunic patterns, love the back, but I've not made the leggings. How fun that Katy went for gold!!