customizing the leggings: those playground shorts

I’m kind of cheating with today’s post, because it’s a repeat of an older post. But it’s totally relevant to customizing the leggings pattern, so I thought it would be helpful to show it again.


I sew a lot of leggings for S. She wears them instead of tights in the winter, and she also wears them as an extra layer of insulation when it gets really cold out–like long underwear. (This winter they’ve gotten a lot of use.) But during the rest of the year, we make a lot of “playground shorts” because she wears them under her skirts and dresses. Like this:




This is a really easy change to make to the leggings pattern, and you can read about it right here.

Meanwhile, I’m going to put on my own long underwear and drive through all this Michigan snow to spend some time with my grandma. See you tomorrow!


  1. February 20, 2014 at 10:46 am Link

    This is what I plan to do for my daughters. I recently purchased the leggings pattern and am so pleased with them. They fit perfectly and sew up so quickly!

  2. February 21, 2014 at 10:30 am Link

    So glad you like them, Brenda!

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