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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Apple Loungewear Leggings

For this spring version of Kid's Clothes week, I made the Apple Loungewear Leggings.  It was 80 this weekend in my part of North Carolina, and Monday it was rainy and 45 degrees.  Then again today, was mid-60's so the weather is just crazy.  Either way, summer is not yet 100% here, so the little girl needs leggings.  

Apple Loungewear Leggings by Shwin Designs

Pattern: Apple Loungewear Leggings by Shwin Designs, purchased end of November and finally made. 

Size: 12-18 months

Sizing: The sizing was chart was pretty good.  Technically, she would have been in the 6-9 month waist size, but I'm glad I sized up to her RTW size.  These fit more comfortably, and will be worn longer.  My daughter is a tall, thin 14 month old and these leggings fit her incredibly well.  The length is good.  Most purchased pants are too short on here, and they would not have needed the extra length I added.

The leggings even work well under a dress, especially for a new walker that still trips occasionally.

Apple Loungewear Pants in action

Fabric: Purple floral purchased from Girl Charlee forever ago, so it looks like they no longer have it.  It's a fairly substantial knit, I didn't write it down but I'm guessing it is at least 8 oz, maybe 9 oz knit.  It is a great weight for leggings.

Instructions: These leggings have three pieces, and are incredibly easy to construct.  They are a super fast sew.

Overall Impression: I like these leggings, and plan to make more pairs.  I wasn't sure about the fold over waistband at first, but it fits right under her toddler tummy and helps keep the pants up without requiring elastic in the waist.  This pattern is a winner!

Linking up to Anything Goes Monday.

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2 Comments:

At April 13, 2014 at 12:57 AM , Blogger Masha said...

They are super-cute; I love the fabric! I'll be interested in how well it wears - sadly, most of my Girl Charlee purchases have pilled up pretty badly and/or faded significantly after a few wears and washes.

 
At April 20, 2014 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Heather @ Bobbins and Bullets said...

This fabric is holding up well, and I've washed it many times now. I haven't tried any of the knits that they sell as their own brand. I hate that it's such a guessing game when buying knits! I refuse to buy knits from JoAnns after I bought one of their more expensive knits and it started pilling after only 2 or 3 washes. Even a ponte I bought from them did that. I'm still searching for the best knits solution though...

 

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