Thursday, 26 September 2013

I Heart Pattern Testing: Titchy Threads Fancy Pants Leggings

I was so excited to be selected to test the bigger sizes of the Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads. These are a seriously quick sew and a great intro to sewing with knits. The pattern pieces are clearly marked, fit together properly when printed (I know I mention that a lot, but seriously nothing is more annoying than a pattern that doesn't line up, am I right?). I think my first pair of these took about 15-20mins to make (including cutting) and my second pair even less. Xander LOVES them. He wears them as PJs and if I let him I'm pretty sure he'd never take them off. He is about to be 7yo and wears size 8 in store bought clothing. I have been quite disappointed in the past when I have bought patterns that go up to a size 8 but are WAY WAY too small for him. This pattern is not like that. I made the size 8 and they fit perfectly.

If you already have the smaller sizes of this pattern then check your Titchy Threads account because... believe it or not... Laura is offering the extra sizes (5-10) as a free update!!!! That is so generous!!. If you haven't got it yet you can buy it here and it includes sizes 0-3mo - 10yo.  And... she is offering a discount code for  5TO10NOW to get 20% off for the next week!  For more information about it visit Laura's blog.

This is my second pair. 

My "big" little man. I can't believe he is turning 7 in just over a week!!

The little contrasting panel. It's great for up-cycling old T-shirts. I just used some fabric I had in my stash.

He loves how comfy and stretchy they are.

These are the first pair I made

I made them with fabric to match the T-shirt I'd made a while back... It didn't occur to me while I was making them that a red panel might look a bit odd. He loves them anyway.

These leggings are very easy and quick to make and my son LOVES them. I will be making some for Seth and Eloise soon too. I should add I was given a free copy of this pattern to test it but my opinions are my own (and Xan's). The T-shirts Xander is wearing are made from the Suburban Basic T-shirt pattern from Terra's Treasures.

Have you got a copy of the Fancy Pants Leggings? Who will you be making them for?

I can't wait for Laura to finish up the Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern next (no pressure Laura ;)). 

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment :)

Kerry xx


  1. I love both these sets Kerry! I'm pleased to hear you're so happy with the pattern. Thanks for all your help with testing. I'm off to work on the skinny jeans again now ;)

  2. I have to try to do the leggings for my niece now... she never complains about what I sew for her. I tried the shorts version for my nephew and he didn't like it! =(