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I’ve sewn lots of pairs of leggings for my girls over the last few years, but until last month, I hadn’t made a pair for myself.

These leggings were created with a dual purpose (always a good thing)… to fill a wardrobe gap and to test out a pattern for an upcoming teaching gig.

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The pattern is Jalie 2920 Leggings, Stirrup Tights and Mini Skirt and I used a medium-weight cotton/lycra with great recovery from Clear It (which is unfortunately sold out).  After measuring an old well fitting part of leggings against the pattern I added an inch to the rise (a common alteration for me) and three inches to the leg length.  Yes, three inches!  And these pins of mine are not known for being long… quite the opposite!  I did sew this pattern in some viscose/lycra and a lighter weight cotton/lycra and the same alterations were required.

I’ve had more wear out of these leggings than I would have expected.  I wear them when walking my girls to school, they were the perfect trans-seasonal layering piece to take on a recent family holiday to Sydney, and I have been known to wear them around the house with a long sleeve tee and then just fall into bed and let them assume the role of pyjamas!

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I’m very honoured and excited to be part of the teaching line-up at The Craft Sessions this year.  Are you familiar with The Craft Sessions?  It’s a fabulous weekend retreat in the Yarra Valley (about an hours drive from Melbourne) organised so participants can come together, craft (there are twenty workshops to choose from!), connect and be inspired by each other and the joy of handmade.

At the retreat, I will be teaching three classes:

Registrations open this afternoon at 5pm and all spots have been known to sell out in a couple of hours!  So, if you’re interested don’t delay!

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Pattern:  Jalie’s 2920 Leggings, Stirrup Tights and Mini Skirt
Size: 
28
Fabric: 
Cotton/Lycra from Clear It (sold out)
Alterations: 
Added 1″ to the rise and 3″ to the leg length
Accessories:  Uimi Indiana Scarf and as-new second-hand Funkis shoes

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