KCWC: a batch of Go To leggings

goto leggings sewn by craftiness is not optional

I had prepped for KCWC by cutting out a bunch of Go To Leggings (affiliate link) for Ava while Kristin was here last weekend…and then later spent an afternoon sewing them up, and then fighting the urge to cut out and sew more. (darn halloween costumes needing to be sewn and all). I have to applaud Andrea again (and again…)for this amazing pattern-the fit is spot on, and they are SO quick to sew up. She includes a bunch of variations in the pattern too, but I stuck with simple, since Ava really just needed some wardrobe staples for the cooler fall weather.

I sewed up the 12 month size, and added about 1 3/4″ to the bottom, since Ava is constantly growing out of her pants lately, and I wanted these to last for awhile. I like to use 1 1/4″ sport elastic for the waistband…it’s really soft, stretchy, and perfect for leggings.

Also: Go To Patterns is having a sale on patterns for Kids Clothes Week-10% off your entire purchase or 20% off your order of $30 or more!

Use the codes KCW10 for 10% off and KCW20 for 20% off $30 or more.


ย  striped go to leggings by craftiness is not optional

This black and white knit is from Girl Charlee, and it’s a ponte de roma, which means it’s a medium weight, thicker-than-your-average-jersey, and it was a dream to sew with. Plus it’s reversible, and you can use either side! awesome sauce.

striped go to leggings craftiness is not optional

pause for cute face.

ย  overhead view of striped leggings by craftiness is not optional

profile by craftiness is not optional

The fabric for this pink pair is from….mystery stash source. No idea but it’s a 4 way stretch fabric, so these are super comfy, I would assume.

I’ll make sure to ask Ava later.

pink leggings by craftiness is not optional

young jedi in pink leggings by craftiness is not optional

ahh yes. The force is strong with this one.

floral leggings by craftiness is not optional

the fabric I used for these floral leggings is sadly not available anymore, but I got it from Girl Charlee and also used it on Sadie’s hopscotch tee. I had just enough for these leggings…hooray cause I love this fabric like carazay.

floral go to leggings by craftiness is not optional

ย  mint leggings by craftiness is not optional

For the mint I used this fabric, which is heavenly. A gorgeous color,ย  perfect weight and NOT see through! woohoo!

mint go to leggings by craftiness is not optional

wooden letter by craftiness is not optional

I just love this little gal. especially in bum hugging leggings.

leggings on a wall craftiness is not optional


  1. Love the flower-legging!!!!!

  2. So cute! Will try the pattern too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love your stuff, but especially all the photos of your cute kids! I just bought my first “good” camera. (it’s on its way now). You should consider doing a blog post on how you shoot your work and what settings you use!

  4. I have some of that floral fabric! (schemey fingers) That’s the one thing with boy babies, the girls definitely rock the leggings a little better and they’re easier to sew for for that! These are soooo cute!

  5. Very cute! Did you just straight stitch the waist? If so, do you find that the threading pops when it’s stretched or does it fit over Ava’s diaper without a problem?

  6. I love this pattern, too. The fit is still great for kids ages 8 and 6 and who are too skinny to wear anything store-bought. As a total topic change, where did you get the adorable letters? Santa is curious and needs ideas for a 2 year old who is usually getting only hand-me-downs…

  7. Such cute fabric choices! She looks adorable in them!

  8. Cute, cute! I sure love little baby leggings!

  9. Nothing can beat a pair (or twenty) of comfy leggings ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Awesome! I’ve been looking for a leggings pattern, since pretty much all my daughter ever wants to wear is a tunic over leggings. I saw another tutorial where instead of a regular cuff, she stitched those stretchy lace headbands at the bottom…Very cute!! I think it’s a great, and cute way to “extend” the life of the leggings I will sew for my daughter. Heck, maybe I can even stitch some headbands to some of her leggings that were in the donation pile.

  11. Yay! She’s SO cute. How did she get so big???

  12. they are adorable.


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