After making tops all last week, I needed a bit of a change. I found this lightweight knit fabric at Wal-mart. They have five yards for five dollars. It was one of those fabrics that I really wanted, but could hardly justify purchasing due to the fact that I had no idea what to make with it. I gave in. I purchase five yards of material, but luckily I found the perfect project for the fabric. Ruffle bum leggings, now if only I could justify making little girl leggings.
I used Rae's free baby tights pattern. I am not certain whether or not this fabric has enough vertical stretch to it, but I figured I'd give it a try. The ruffles are a double layer. I probably should have extended them out to the side edge, but what's done is done.
I even made a pair of brown baby leggings using the same material. When I was dying the elastic (for the second time) for my circle skirt, I decided to throw a yard of the material into the mix. It turned out a hot cocoa mix brown ( a lighter brown with purple undertones). The dye that I used was RIT Dark Brown.
The leggings were really simple, and very quick to make. I even figured out how to use some new presser feet and overcast stitches on my sewing machine. It was quite exciting.
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