I have something to share with you today! This outfit is my favourite KCW project so far – a pair of leggings and a top.
I’m pretty proud of these leggings – which I admit is a little ridiculous – but I’ve never sewn clothes with knits before. Some of you might remember my previous attempt at stretch fabric. Just slightly traumatic. Anyway, these leggings were far, far less stressful and much more successful. I used the Go To Leggings pattern, size 2T in capri length for the warmer weather – they are pretty long on Elena though, so I might shorten them further next time around. The pattern goes from 12 months to 12 years, has four lengths and a stack of variations.
I learned a new skill with this little Geranium top, too. I had never made or sewn with piping before, but I wanted to add a pop of yellow to tie the bright buttons into the garment. It took forever to get it sewn in neatly, but I’m very happy with the end result.
I’ve been seeing pretty Geraniums all over blog-land for months now. I can see why – they are a very quick sew (even quicker when you don’t try to be clever with piping…) and look pretty sweet. The top is also a size 2T, and it fits well.
Elena’s completely sick of standing still for photos (and who can blame her, really?), so this collection of photos is an unintentional tour of our back yard.