Welcome back friends! Let’s continue to work our way through this outfit while all the patterns are on sale!! Today only the Candy pants for big kids and small kids are on sale HALF PRICE!!
I am sorta obsessed with these rainbow striped leggings! The fabric is awesome and so it this pattern. I have sewn a lot of the colored blocked version of the Candy Pants, but this was my first time with the solid version. I decided to go with the solid option because matching all the stripes along the sides would made me so crazy. I decided to sacrifice the pockets for sanity and I am not mad about it.
I decided to go with the ankle length leggings. This worked out perfectly because I had exactly one yard of these rainbow stripes. I used the size 2X for the from belly and XL for the back. I cut the high rise because I like my leggings pulled up to hold everything in place. I added the full gusset. Additionally, I removed 1 inch from the length at the thigh just above the knee to account for my lack of height. 🙂 I used a black scrap of athletic fabric for the waistband and sewed elastic in to add more security for gym day!
Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL
- Yoga Pants or Leggings
- Solid or Colorblocked versions for both yoga pants and leggings
- Optional side pockets (to be used with the colorblocked version)
- 7 Lengths: 2″, 5″ and 7″ shorts, pedal pusher, capri, ankle and long
- 4 rises: High, Mid, Low and Extra Low/Maternity
- Regular waistband options include exposed elastic, regular knit, foldover yoga band and contour
- Maternity waistband options include full overbelly panel, contour, regular knit and foldover yoga band
- Full, half or no gusset options
- Check out this YouTube video of all of our testers’ versions!
I have sewn a lot of Candy pants and these are the most like compression leggings I buy. This fabric was a fair bit heavier and thicker than ones I have made before so I absolutely will get more. I suggest selecting a higher weight fabric is you want more of a compression fit. Plus like any pants, I suggest making a mock up so you know which person adjustments you need to make before using the “good” fabric. Just make a mock up with a similar weight.
I would love to tell you where this rainbow fabric is from, but I received it from the Jessica Cee collection so the world may never really know. 🙂
Do you need some Candy Pants or Leggings in your life? I know I always turn to this pattern when I need a super quick make! I suggest grabbing it NOW before the sale ends tonight!
Be sure you stop back on Friday for the Big Birthday Celebration Sale and read about the black top that balances gym fit.
You are going to love it! It is one of my top 3 favorite 5oo4 patterns! Can you guess which one it is?
See ya Friday!