Sunday, 23 December 2018

Baby leggings

Sewing for baby is addictive. It's quick, stash-busting, and oh so rewarding. The project I'm sharing with you today certainly ticks all of these boxes. But make no mistake - it was not all plain sailing.
Because this happened just as I was feeling all smug hemming up the legs of the first pair, in a lovely combed cotton jersey from Girl Charlee (now sold out). Hey, I'm about to complete an entire project during Freya's afternoon nap! Then bang, the sewing machine chewed a big hole in the leg, right at the last step of the whole thing.  
Once I've calmed down and fished the holey leggings out of the bin, I thought of cuffs. And I'm pleased that they worked out really well. 
Now pleased with my ability to think on my feet, I kept up the momentum and made another pair the following afternoon. This time I used a beautiful black merino wool jersey remnant, picked up from The Fabric Store when we were in Melbourne earlier this year. This was my first time working with merino wool jersey, and it was a breeze. I hope that the breathable, soft and thermal qualities of the wool jersey will make the black leggings great for layering and keeping Freya warm over the winter months. 
And this time I did complete the project within one (long) afternoon nap! 

The pattern I used was the Brindille & Twig Leggings, which was well drafted, with easy instructions. This was my first time using a Brindille & Twig pattern, and certainly won't be my last! I made both pairs in size 3-6 months, and they seem to be true to size. 
And that's it for now! Have a wonderful festive period, and I'll be back in the new year with more selfish and newfound selfless sewing

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