What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I blogged about a free kids’ knit shorts pattern that is cut on-the-fold (mirrored front/back) with instructions on how to correct the drafting.
Today in a Facebook group there was a discussion about favorite well-drafted patterns, and blogger Tibeca Yao (http://sewingbyti.blogspot.com/) mentioned a designer I was unfamiliar with: Lauren Wernli for Sew by Pattern Pieces. Intrigued, I took a look at her shop, and of all coincidences, she has a kids’ knit legging pdf pattern. Based on Ti’s endorsement, I bought it:
And my opinion is…wow. For $5 you can have a basic block that is:
- beautifully drafted and graded
- in 4 lengths from shorts to ankle-length
- in a full range of kids’ sizes
- and the infant sizes are designed with higher rises to cover diapers (!!)
As soon as I catch up on my backlog of Etsy orders I’m going to play with this but I already can see just by looking at it that this is a winner. If you are in the market for kids’ knit shorts, capris, or leggings….you can’t go wrong investing in this pdf (#15000) for your pattern library.
(If you love the yoga-waistband of the pattern I reviewed yesterday, you can have that using this pattern: simple reduce the height of the inseams and add a rectangle of self-fabric for the waistband. )