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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ruffle leggings!!!

Have you tried the basic knit leggings by Jocole? Jodi of Jocole is the master mind and genius pattern maker behind the PDF pattern company! She also happens to be an IRL, (in real life) friend of mine! I recently bought a cover stitch machine, and then let it sit.....for 7 months!!! Ha! I took a class, but the truth is, that when I brought it home, it terrified me... and then I had a baby, and then the kids got out of school, and then we moved, blah blah blah..one lame excuse after another plagued me...until one day , I just sent her a text and told her I was coming over!!! I was bringing my machine and making her make me learn how to use it!!! So we busted out her patterns, she printed me up a copy of  her new yoga A-line skirt. It has NINE length options!! Awesome!!! I whipped one up and then she made me hem it... 
Not bad!! I did it!!! So then I wanted to "play" some more with this awesome machine of mine!  So we printed up a copy of her Basic Knit Leggings in my daughters size.. I whipped those up and then decided to use my coverstitch to add some fun funky ruffles to the bottom of the leggings. These have a great rise, fit wonderful in the length, have an elastic waist so I was able to make them to fit her, and the pattern is way easy to follow... so much so, that I didnt even look once at the directions... if you sew, it's just putting pants together! Nice and easy!!! And her she is in all her craziness.. being a ham of course! 

You can see the upclose of the bottom of the leggings, we were just "playing around" when I made these, so I used a white thread..but I kind of like the contrast and will probably make all of hers in the future like this! Happy Sewing! And dont forget to follow Jocole on Facebook, Jodi puts a pattern on sale for HALF OFF every single Wednesday!!!