During that fabric shop hop last week, as I was about to walk out of The Cloth Pocket, I saw this ridiculously amazing golden fabric. I knew I could not leave without it.
This fabric spoke to me. It was not simply gold fabric wrapped around a bolt. Much like Michelangelo and the statue of David, this fabric was already leggings. I just had to carve them out.
Seriously, I haven’t been this excited about a sewing project in a while! I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE looking at her in these pants. I used the go to leggings pattern that I’ve been holding on to for a while now. I have NO IDEA why I haven’t sewn leggings before. They are SO fast and SO easy and SO satisfying.
I wouldn’t have styled her this way in this little outfit, but sometimes what Millie says goes in fashion and I can’t and won’t argue, as long as she is happy to oblige me in some fun pictures. Even she knew the outfit was a bit silly. “These shoes probably don’t match, right Mommy?” “Nope, not at all. You want to change them?” “Nope!!”
I made the size 5 and lengthened them to a 6. I didn’t want to deal with elastic so I just made a tighter band with the gold. When I make them again, I’m going to heighten the rise in the back. Apparently having a butt that easily pops out your pants is something that runs in our family :/
Anyways, I sewed these up SUPER fast the morning before we left to go to the Texas Renaissance Festival. Jake was like “Are you serious?? NO you cannot sew right now!” I was like “I’m almost done I swear! You will be glad I made these!!” He was both shocked at how quickly they were sewn and extremely happy to see Millie run about in these awesome pants…. Which, incidentally, really DO make you into a rock star. I mean seriously. Just LOOK at this little thing, she climbed ALL THE WAY UP to the top of the rock climbing wall, Merida princess dress, gold leggings and all :)