It has been so sunny the last few days that I have started getting excited about spring & summer! So after making those ‘Miss Madeline‘ from YouCanMakeThis for my nieces I decided to make them tunic length for the twins!
I had a cutting mishap at first because I forgot the fabric was directional, but I caught it in time luckily! They went together fast & easy and turned out even cuter then I could imagine.
I struggled with what to do for bottoms, but decided some capri length leggings would match well & be handy to have for other tops & dresses too. So I pulled out some black cotton/lycra I had (my favorite for leggings!) and a pattern I drafted a few years ago & made these up. I worked on both in pieces here & there but they went together really fast, I think I might have spent MAYBE an hour total on the 2 tunics & 20 minutes on both pairs of pants? I love this combo & plan on making more :).
Cute, simple & practical!
Carlie was being cranky at first so here is just Baylie
Then their little ‘photoshoot’ excuse the hair they had been wrestling & I couldn’t find a brush!
They are adorable Kymy. Would you consider putting your legging pattern and capri pant pattern from last month in your tutorials?
I will be honest, I love offering free tutorials when it is for basic stuff with maybe one or 2 peices, or just pictures. But making a pants patterns & then doing the grading of the sizes… if I was to go that far with patterns I would probably be selling them because it’s a lot more time that is involved. I do have some other tutorials I plan to share soon though!
Oops that would be the ruffle pants pattern from last month.
WOW!! Don’t your girls just look ADORABLE in those? This is one pattern that is DEFINITELY on my to-do list. I am loving the way that I am seeing people make them up and their fabric/colour choices – very motivating!
P.S. Hair schmair! I swear my kids hide the brushes in my house, just so they dont have to brush their hair!
OMG – adorable!! I love doing dresses at tunics, too! I’m scared of knits and have never tried making my own leggings, though.
Oh my your girls are cute! I just started following your blog so this is the first time I’ve seen a picture of them. I giggled so hard, they just make you want to smile!!! What a talented MOMMY you are!
So adorable! Is it bad that at almost 27 I would wear this if it were my size? haha. I saw in the previous comments that you wouldn’t want to give out the pattern, but I’m curious if you happen to have ordered the fabric online that you could share a link to it? I would love to make myself some leggings using a pair that I already own as a pattern, but I am unsure exactly what kind of fabric to use since I’m still rather new to sewing.
I am almost 26 & love wearing tunics with leggings! I wasn’t quite old enough to enjoy the trend the first time around! I just used cotton lycra I got at a local fabric shop!!! I think it is like 70% cotton 30% lycra or something like that… it’s like the little bit thicker fabric you find on some t-shirts. It is also 4 way stretch! If you ask me next week when I get more I should be able to tell you. I actually plan on making myself some too 🙂 all the ones I had from before I lost weight are way to big now!
Very cute. I love what you have been doing this month.