I could hardly wait to sew up the leggings I cut out last week from the floral brushed poly that I received from So Sew English. After wearing my brushed poly Asymmetrical Drape Top for two days in a row last week because of the softness (don’t worry … no manual labor meant no sweating the first day, haha), I just knew that my new ‘Get Moving’ Leggings would be awesome!
** Disclaimer: I received this fabric free to review for the So Sew English online fabric shop. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. **
I was right! I told my daughter this morning that they were so amazingly soft that it felt like wearing no pants at all! I offered to let her pet my leg, but she rolled her eyes and declined … pre-teen attitude, ha! This brushed poly is, in my opinion, perfect for leggings. It stretches well in both directions and is still thick enough to not be see-through, oh, and did I mention that it’s super soft? Haha!
My only “problem” was that I don’t have many solid colored tops to pair with patterned leggings and so I did not have any shirts that matched this floral. Luckily, I found a piece of almost-solid light blue knit in my stash. It has kind of a striated white pattern, which adds a bit of interest but is still subtle enough to let the floral be the star. I chose to mash a couple patterns for my top, using the scoop bodice of the California Dress (in one size down from my bust measurement) and the armscye and sleeves of the Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster. I’ve mashed these two several times before and you can find my mini-tutorial here, if you’re interested.
I love how it fits snugger at the top (due to sizing down the bodice) and then flows to hide my mama belly. I cut the length just a couple inches longer than the California’s peplum cut line and then chose not to put in the elastic waistline since I’d rather throw on a wide belt to pull in the waist. My California Cardi Sleeve Mash is the perfect match for leggings for the cooler fall temperatures! I really should make a few more so then I’ll have a “reason” to buy more printed brushed poly for more buttery soft leggings! Haha! 😉
Happy Sewing!! ~ Joelle