Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Floral Print Leggings

9.06.2013

Floral Print Leggings

With this second pregnancy I have been extremely sick. I was so sick that I rarely wanted to get dressed in regular clothes. I wanted something comfortable, cute, and stretchy for growing. I just traced some leggings I already own, but Miranda has an awesome tutorial about drafting and sewing your own leggings.
The leggings are actually made with swimsuit fabric. I found this fabric about a year ago on sale at Joann's and got some to make a circle skirt for my sister. A couple of weeks later I couldn't stop thinking about the gorgeous print, so I went back and luckily it was still there on sale. I got a yard for myself for a future swimsuit, but used it for these leggings instead. I love them!
The shirt is a XL maternity shirt that I cut and sewed to my size. I love the glamour of it and it's actually the perfect tunic length to match with these leggings. I did add a tiny cuff to the hems to give a little extra length. I have long legs that need lots of extra length. These leggings make (and made me happy when I sick) me so happy that I jump for joy.
And because my blog is also focused on my family, here are the awesome outtakes with Henry. He is such a clown. He loves doing anything to make us laugh and nonchalantly taking the center of attention.
Heather

9 comments:

  1. Wait! First of all, congratulations on the new pregnancy! When did you announce it? I missed it! It was a total surprise for me, but I got happy for you! And as for the leggings, they look great, I love the fabric print...

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  2. Your leggings are so cute, not to mention they look super comfortable! Great job.

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  3. Those leggings look great. I am totally not that brave.
    So sorry you have been sick. That is never fun. Hope you can enjoy the rest of the pregnancy!

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  4. congrats on your pregnancy! And yay for comfy pants :)

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  5. Swimsuit fabric! That's genius- I especially like the idea for kids, that seems like it would be a lot more stain resistant than regular knit fabric. Great outfit, great pics, great idea, and I always love a Henry cameo. Thanks heather!

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  6. How did I miss this!!! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!! I hope you feel better soon. :)

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  7. I think that that floral print is better on your long legs than on a slim swimsuit: we can see all those gorgeous flowers!!!
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper

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  8. Love floral leggings! I might try this with some left over fabric I have from www.organiccottonplus.com, thanks!

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  9. Love floral leggings! I might try this with some left over fabric I have from www.organiccottonplus.com, thanks!

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