New pattern for you today! Free Girl’s Flounced Ruffle Capri Legging pattern. (Looking for the Basic Full Legging, capri and shortie pattern? I moved it here.
It’s only taken about a year since I promised it, but I’ve finally gotten around to updating my flounced capri pattern that I posted almost 2 years ago. (The original legging pattern was only in 2 sizes and had inner and outer side seams.) This new version of the pattern comes in sizes 3 to 8, has only the inner side seam, cut marks for shorts and full length leggings plus the flounce for the capri length. (If you need a different size or want to add a flounce to the shorts or full length version be sure to check out the original tutorial since it details how to make a legging pattern and flounce pattern for any size.)
I started working on the pattern update a few weeks back as something to do when my sewing machine broke. Then… I discovered HBO had all 6 seasons of True Blood available for me to watch on my computer and I’ve not been able to get very much done since. That show is waaay, waaay too distracting. I’ve been sewing because I can watch the show from my sewing and cutting table, but was impossible to concentrate enough to write or anything else that actually else that takes mental focus! I finally finished the last episode and got back to work!
The fabric I used for these leggings actually came from a maxi dress I found on the clearance rack at Ross for $5. I thought I would upcycle it into a maxi dress for my missy, but decided it would be cuter as a pair of summer capris.
|Outfit sources. Top: Gymboree. Legging fabric: Upcycled knit dress from Ross. Flip flops: Zulily.|
I just love that flounce ruffle! (and the pink) Sadly, my missy has recently informed me that her new favorite color is blue and purple, so I guess be prepared for more blue and purple and less pink… sniff, sniff
I have to twist my hubby’s arm every year to not mow down this section of our property. It looks pretty weedy until about mid may, but once the wildflowers bloom it’s amazing!
Ready to make your own leggings?
Head over to page 2 for the Pattern Download link and sewing instructions.