Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Little Red Chicken Legs
Are you starting to get your Halloween costumes ready? I'm not. I'm done! Oh snap.
Olivia's actually worn this cute little chicken costume for Halloween for the past couple of years. It's a 4T costume (originally from Old Navy) that I bought from the thrift store when Olivia was 2. It was a little longer on her then. I've heard from friends who have the same costume (bought brand new) that it came with a pair of orange tights or leggings, but since ours didn't come with that from the thrift store, we just find a new pair of leggings to wear with it every year. After trying out the fancy pants leggings for the first time, I knew they'd be perfect for this year's chicken legs.
The Fancy Pants Leggings pattern (reg price $9.00) is part of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle (affiliate link) available for sale this week only. When you buy the bundle you get 26 great patterns for only $29.95. Basically, you're getting 26 patterns for a little more than $1 a piece. Boo-yah.
I made these fancy pants in size 4T with the regular waistband and ankle cuffs. They're a little long on her, which is exactly what I was hoping for because it means she'll be able to wear them all fall and winter. I made them from a slightly thicker knit (closer to a sweater knit) that I found at Jo-Ann's. Because of the cuff at the ankle, the extra length doesn't get in her way, which I really like.
And, as I mentioned the other day, this pattern is one of my new favorites from the bundle (affiliate link). It's super fast, super easy, has minimal pattern pieces to cut out, and ends is a really clean, comfy finished set of pants. We'll use these ones for her chicken legs, but they'll also be great for regular leggings and thick tights under her dresses. Have I told you yet how much I love this pattern? :)
Here's a back view of that cute little bum. Well, the bum of the pants. :) The extra bum panel in the back makes for a great fit and keeps them from falling down and showing off her actual little bum. Always a bonus.
She loves the pants. The only thing she's not so sure about?
...is the idea of being a chicken for the third year in a row. She's been asking to be a ghost for Halloween almost every day for the past week or two, but I haven't given in yet. I know a ghost would be easy and all, but, first of all, this chicken costume! I can't get enough of it. Second of all, we already have it and I just made pants to go with it. And, third of all, this chicken costume is super easy to get on and off and it keeps her nice and warm for trick-or-treating. So we'll see. Hopefully I can talk her into the chicken costume for one more year and then we'll save it for baby brother.
Fly away, little chicken!
Click HERE or on the button below (affiliate links) to buy the bundle and get this great leggings pattern (plus 25 others) for only $29.95. This week only! Sale ends Oct. 8. Enjoy!
Posted by Katie Lewis at 8:32 PM