Adding tights to the Mama-made list

My daughter is super picky about tights. It’s like she can’t function if something is just the wrong way. This fall I even bought her some adorable glittery tights, but the glitter strands were too, “Scratchy,” so they just sit in her drawer.

I was super excited to try making her a pair of tights, even though at first it just seemed way out of my comfort zone. Sewing a dress is one thing. I’m not sure why adding the accessories to the outfit sounded so intimidating.

I decided to try out the Abby’s footed tights pattern from The Wolf and the Tree. I only recently heard of this pattern company, and had sewn both the Ladies ballet skirt and the Abby’s ballerina skirt and loved BOTH of the patterns! (They are both packed FULL of options!)IMG_2898

Juliet Leotard by Petite Stitchery and Co paired with Abby’s Ballerina Skirt

I really like the method that The Wolf and the Tree uses for lining up your pattern pages. I’m a big fan of bright colors, and I think the smaller symbols make it easier to line up just right!


The pattern was easy to follow and pretty quick to put together…even on top of some not-so-needed help from my two-year old.  She was kind enough to place some pins throughout my pattern piece.IMG_3406

I chose the elastic waistband version, so I only needed to cut out two pieces. (My kind of quick sew.) I’m also excited to try out the yoga waistband version.  I was very impressed with how nicely it went together.

I ended up using some burnout fabric that I had purchased from Girl Charlee Fabrics for an awesome deal of $.50/yard during the Black Friday sales! When it came, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with it. I think I’ll still make some cardigans, but it ended up being awesome for these tights! IMG_3412.jpg

Now we are all set for Easter tights, and it is one less thing I have to go out and try and find in 3 different sized, matching pairs! I’m pretty excited!


What do you think about these burnout tights? I’d love to hear. I’m already looking through my stash picking out some awesome prints to turn into more tights for my girlies!

You can find this tights pattern through my affiliated link here: Abby’s Footed Tights.


*Pattern links are affiliated links.

Quick links:

Abby’s Footed Tights

The Wolf and the Tree

Juliet Leotard