I'm not sure how they are related to me.
I love a good pair of jeans.
Either way, they have to wear long pants some time, especially living in Minnesota.
Daughter #3 is currently 12 and absolutely won't wear jeans.
It is leggings or nothing for her. No lie.
At least my youngest son will unhappily wear jeans if all else is dirty.
But if he has a choice, sweat pants are preferred.
So a week or so ago I de-stashed and sewed all at the same time.
It was like a mass production site in my basement.
It felt great to sew. I haven't really sat down and done a lot for a few months.
But then I did get to thinking, can you be a sweat shop when sewing for your own family?
After all was said and done I made for her
- 1 pair black sweats
- 2 pair black leggings
- 1 pair red leggings
- 1 pair green leggings
- 1 pair orange leggings
- 3 pair of blue leggings
Seriously, if she even remotely complains about not having any pants to wear I might have to hurt her.
Another set she wore for her "Anabeth" costume for Halloween.
She is currently super-obsessed with the Percy Jackson series.
My son got 2 pairs of black sweatpants and so he is super happy. Almost all his other sweats have been turned into shorts because he had either wrecked the knees or they were turning into capris for him. Not a good look for 9/10 yr. old boys.
- Favorite girls' legging pattern is Kwik Sew 1591. It is out of print, so you could try KS 3476 or KS 3958. The thing I like about this pattern is that there is no side seam. Front and back are cut together. Sews up super fast! Also, the leggings aren't super skin tight. I don't love that on girls.
- All the knit fabric I used for her was from my stash. However, I can't decide if I actually made a dent in my knit supply or not. Sad!
- The sweat pant pattern I use most often for the kids is Kwik Sew 2617. I use this pattern for flannel pajamas as well. It is, of course, out of print as well, but it appears that 3786 is their updated pattern version.
- Black sweat pant fabric from Jo-Ann's. Use a 50% off coupon as it is a little pricey, but it washes up really nice.