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As May is approaching and this heat is picking up I am thinking of more comfy patterns to sew for myself and my family. My go to outfit when it is hot and I am working out are leggings. When I want to dress an outfit a bit but it’s a tad bit chilly I wear again, leggings. When Petite Stichery announced their “It’s Gonna be May” blog tour alongside fabric sponsor Southern Belle Fabrics, I jumped up with excitement. I was even more so excited when they let us pick our patterns of choice and of course jumped on the leggings.
To create the look above, I used the Women’s Fusion Leggins and Mama Adelyn point dress pattern from Petite Stitechery Co. The leggings pattern alone was great, but the Adelyn shirt and dress pattern completed the evening “look”. Both these patterns are great items to have in your sewing arsenal and can be such an awesome look with just the right fabric. As you can see below the leggings, even the same pair, can be dressy or great for a workout.
Let’s get to the sewing details. The cutting for the Adelyn tunic took me about 15 minutes, while for the leggings it took me about 20 minutes. The Adelyn can be done in under 2 hours from pattern assembly to completion. It was very easy to sew and I did use the triple stitch, which would be super easy even at a beginner level because it is just a straight stitch. I love that you can also leave the edge unhemmed because the knit will not unravel. The leggings took a tad bit longer but I also used the straight triple stitch which helped hold the leggings very well and does take a bit longer than just a regular stitch. The band was one of the easier bands I have had to sew on to a main piece. No real stretching or accommodating was needed.
Overall, both patterns were easy to cut, sew and look great for a casual or dressed up look. I would definitely recommend both of these to a beginner. The instructions are easy to follow, the pieces fit well and I had no issues at all. I can’t wait to make more leggings to work out in and will try making theMama Adelyn point dress next instead of the tunic style. Let me know what you think about this look and check out the other ladies on the tour. Follow Petite Stitchery on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Southern Bell Fabrics on Facebook for great deals on their pattern or fabric respectively.
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