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I’m not much of a leggings person, but my daughter wears them under her school skirts frequently. They’re perfect for keeping her modest on the playground and some of her favorite school uniform skirts are the ones that have leggings attached.
Leggings are pretty quick and easy to sew up and there’s nothing better than a free pattern! Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you just want the links. Otherwise, read on for my review of the Bonny Leggings.
Leggings require material with good recovery – it should have at least 5% spandex/lycra otherwise you’ll have saggy knees and if you do a yoga style waistband, they won’t stay up all day. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction!
I assemble my leggings differently than the instructions. I prefer to sew the center front and back seams first.
Then I sew the inseams together.
The bonny leggings pattern comes with directions for making a knit skirt to attach to your leggings. Once you’ve made a skirt with the leggings and know how to attach the leggings to the skirt, you can use the leggings with your favorite skirt pattern to playground proof your daughter’s wardrobe. It’s so easy! Plus, if your school requires a certain color skirt (like navy or tan….boring!), you can add a fun print for the leggings. No one will know, but it’s a fun way to dress up her school wardrobe.
The kid leggings are available here in sizes 1/2 – 14 – Bonny Leggings. Please make sure to follow the instructions in the description (joining the facebook group) so you can get the pattern free.
The adult leggings are available here (and in full disclosure, I’ve never made them, I’m just pointing them out for adults who may want leggings or for older girls who don’t fit into Bonny’s anymore) – Peg Legs. Please note there are also a couple add on packs which are also free – a maternity add on and an add on with more options – waistband, color blocking, side pocket.