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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Skinny Leggings and Comic Strip Tee

I was so inspired by the skinny tees and leggings I have been seeing in The KCWC Flickr group that I have decided to make my own versions too!
I used my basic blocks made from my favorite kids pattern making book, Metric Pattern Cutting, to make both the tee shirt and the leggings.

I used my basic pant block, made it more narrow and omitted the seam allowance to make it smaller for stretch fabric. I just used my basic top block and omitted the seam allowance on that too for the top. If I make the top again, I will narrow the arms a little. I used some black cotton ribbing for the neckband. The whole outfit only took about two hours to make.
It's my own version of the Flashback Tee!
I am so glad I have these basic patterns now and don't have to spend money and time trying to find patterns for style I like.
My girl has some attitude and is looking very urban!

I have had this comic book fabric for years and made this dress for my older daughter from it :

I bought the pants fabric in downtown LA where I buy most of my fabric for a Halloween costume.
 The girl at the shop told me it was from the designer BEBE, and I could tell it was much better quality than your usual stretchy, shiny cheap stuff.
 Although these pants would probably look very Jersey Shore on an adult, I think they are cute on a little kid!
This is Gigi's new Fashionista pose. 

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  1. How adorable...both big girl and little girl...
    You are soooo talented.. Happy sewing.

  2. I love it! I wish I had comic book fabric!! Like I need more fabric, my husband would say. :) Thanks for stopping by - you are so sweet!

    Jess @ Tupelo Creative

  3. That is too cute. I can't wait to start sewing so I can make things like this.

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. So so fabulous!! She is rocking the look, expecially that awesome comic shirt!

  5. Adorable outfit! Great job with your pattern making too. :) I need to redo my daughter's back block- the front turned out alright but the measurements/her wiggliness/my beginner's ability were off by the back.

  6. Those leopard print shoes make the outfit!;) Cute set!

  7. Love the fabrics too & will have to check out that book! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)


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