UPDATE**** the swimsuit pattern is NOW AVAILABLE- read more about it here:/www.petitapetitandfamily.com/titapetitandfamily.com/2015/04/azur-and-cloud-9-reversible-swimsuits.html
My incredibly talented friend Laura from Crafstorming has just launched her pattern company Titchy Threads and she released her first pattern for sale this weekend. I had the great pleasure of testing the pattern out a couple of weeks ago and I'm so excited to this awesome pattern with you today. It's called Fancy Pants Leggings , it's an instant dowloadable PDF with clear sewing instructions and even some great tips for sewing with knits.
You can see in the photos below I made Miss E some of the leggings and shorts as well. The pattern comes with those two options as well as two cuff and waistband alternatives. It's an easy and fast sew and you can have so much fun with it- specially with the back panel... you can use contrast fabric, add a fun design, change the orientations of the stripes or just leave it as is!
Well today for KCW, I had some major fun doing a little pattern remix of my own. For Mister M, I made him some swimming trunks. All I did to the pattern was shorten the length of the leg and lower the waistband a little. Voilà, ready for our summer vacation!
For Miss E, I made her a reversible one piece swim suit. I used the short Fancy Pants Leggings pattern, left out the waistband and cuffs and extended the font to create the body. I also added a ribbon at the back, to adjust the fit as well as to add a pop of color and major cuteness factor.
Both Mister M's and Miss E's fabric are scraps I got a long time ago from a store that specializes in stretch and bathing suit materials. Can you imagine all of this was destined for the trash!!!
Bonus, Miss E can get in and out of this bathing suit all on her own.
I like that it's a little retro and has that vintage feeling I love.
Here you have both side...
and Mister M's swim suit once again...
Here are the Fancy Pants Leggings I made a few weeks ago....
I used my fabric against the grain and it worked quite well. This fabric has almost the same amount of stretch in both directions- lucky me! I used a contrasting rib for the cuffs and waistband.
Miss E loves her new leggings and just doesn't want to take them off.
These are going to be amazing for our hot summer days. The fabric is 100% cotton jersey knit with the cutest and tiniest little holes. Miss E will wear these under her skirt and dresses or even as Pj's. I'll be making lots more of these- they are so practical. The best part is that you can up-cycle old tees so easily with this pattern too!
You might want to check out her awesome blog Craftstorming too- it filled with craft ideas, sewing amazingness and cooking goodies.
As for KCW , tomorrow is the last day come see what everyones been up too on the KCW Flickr group and mine too!
***UPDATE: enter your chance to win the Fancy Pants Legging Pattern HERE on my blog***