KCW Day One: Striped Riding Leggings

For day one of Kids Clothes Week I made Gigi some striped stretch leggings with riding pant insets.
The insets are sewn with little squares making them look as if they are quilted.
I used the double needle to hem the pants.
I made the leggings pattern using instructions from my Metric Pattern Making For Kids book. The original post about drafting leggings for kids is here. You can buy your own leggings patterns from Go To Patterns or you can even buy a riding pant pattern from Me Sew Crazy. They are both super cute patterns!
If you want to try making your own pattern follow the instructions below.

Trace the pattern and draw an inset pattern piece like mine.
You will need for pieces for each leg, eight in all
Sew  agrid on the two pieces which will be right side out.


Sew the sewn piece to the unsewn piece, right sides together. leave the inner leg seam unsewn.

 Flip it right side out and press flat.
 Sew each piece to each inner leg seam making sure they match up perfectly.
Sew the inner leg seams together.

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  1. christina says

    oh goodness those are cute! and your blog looks adorable too. i get your posts in my inbox so it has been some time since i have seen it. hope you are doing well:) christina

  2. Susan says

    Love this. Wonder if my six year old would wear them – they look so comfy