Monday, 20 October 2014

Stashbusting quick makes

I have enjoyed making quite a few pairs of leggings for the girls. Little M is five but wears aged 3-4 years leggings because she has an impossibly small bottom but now the legs are getting too tight but the waist still fits so I made her some bespoke ones with a small waist but longer room for her legs.

The fabric is left from a party top here and there is still a little bit more to go.

You can't make one pair of leggings in this house, it has to be two.
These are comfortable and soft. The jersey is from my long sleeve drapes and flounces top and all this fabric has gone now. I sneaked a strip out of the left overs for the binding on my PJ top too.

I can knock up leggings on the overlocker in 30 mins so it is a great way to use up bits left over from other projects. 

Jo xxx

ps. We are on top of the Caradoc in South Shropshire feeling the wind holding us up and whipping our hair. That is the view from the cabin that we see but from the other direction. 


  1. Congrats on the de-stashing! Those leggings/pants look great! Looks like they're enjoying them too. :-)

  2. Nice work on the leggings. I don't have an overlocker but I really want one and this is just one more reason. :)

  3. Great job on the leggings they are amazing and the view is outstanding what a beautiful place to be.

  4. Well done! Your overlocker is getting a lot of use, so it was a really good buy wasn't it! xx

  5. Hello Jo! Great makes, I bet your daughters are very happy with the results!
    They look a good fit!
    I guess this is one of the joys of making clothing yourself, it is more likely to fit a real body than those store sizes!
    Very inspiring!!
    Ingrid xx

  6. Great job for the leggings. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

  7. Love the leggings, I am putting in my order for some too! But my behind is pretty big so I hope you have a lot of fabric.

  8. I wish my mum had been that good at sewing, being short I had the same problems! Love both the leggins, very cool :)