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. Sew Blessed Maw says:

    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. What a great look!

  5. Meg the Grand says:

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. Shirley Ann says:

    I love this!!! It’s so adorable.

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

  10. wow!These Cheap Leggings
    is so cute!

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