Happy day after Christmas! I get to celebrate again tomorrow when we have our extended family get-together. I love this time of year so much!
So you get a cute little tote bag with 6 mystery fabrics, 2 yards each. Here’s what I got in December’s KnitFix:
I’ve been eyeing all of the cute printed leggings out there, and I’ve been psyching myself up to start my Ginger Jeans (my pattern is ready, my fabric is ready… I’m just not mentally ready)… :/ so I figured I’d start with some super simple pants – leggings!
I used the black/gray/white aztec print fabric from my KnitFix and the Matilda Leggings pattern from Spit Up & Stilettos. I really love this pattern! I cut between the small and medium size. I wanted them to be full length leggings, so I added 5 inches to the length. The pattern comes out to a 27″ inseam, not including seam allowance and hemming. My finished inseam ended up at 31″ which is about perfect for leggings for me. Only thing I didn’t account for was tapering at the bottom when I lengthened the pattern. After trying them on, I went back and tapered in the legs a little so they would be more fitted at the ankles.
**UPDATE: Spit Up & Stilettos / Sew Loft Patterns are no longer available at the source (she switched to only selling children’s patterns under her new label Sadie + Sam) but the entire library of her women’s patterns can now be found (still for free!) at Hoopes Park Studios!**
They made it through a whole day of shopping and walking around, but I may make a few other adjustments the next time around sizing-wise, and/or find a fabric with slightly more stretch/recovery. Overall though the fabric is great, the pattern was super easy and quick, and the leggings finish really nicely with the yoga-type waistband… and they will, I’m sure, get plenty of wear.
Here are my little photo bombers :) Zoe just looks confused… wondering why I’m standing there facing the wall.
Have you made any Matilda Leggings? What should I make with the rest of my KnitFix??
Until next time,