The Lucky Penny and Ruched Leggings by Foo Foo Threads


As soon as we saw the teaser images for the Foo Foo Threads Lucky Penny and Ruched Leggings, the entire team at Pattern Revolution started gushing, drooling, and trying to get dibs on who would be lucky enough to sew these beauties up.  With a wide variety of options and room to mix and match tons of fabrics, these are quite fun patterns to play with! You can get both the top and the leggings for a special price of $12.50 for this week only HERE. If you want to do the buy 2 get 1 free deal, the bundle counts as ONE purchase toward the deal. And the bundle cannot be used in any of the pattern packs in the shop that are already heavily discounted.

Here are Kara and Sarah to tell you all about the patterns and share the adorableness...


FFT Lucky Penny with Ruched Leggings

Hi y'all!  It's Kara from Sweeter Than It Seams, again.  I'm reviewing the FooFoo Threads Lucky Penny and Ruched Ruffle Leggings today.  Hold on because you are in for some serious cuteness!

Let's start with the Lucky Penny Knit Flutter Top.  There are several options to choose from when making this dress; two ruffles, three ruffles, and finally no ruffles with a woven skirt.  My "little" doesn't like ruffles, so I made the woven skirt version without ruffles.

The sizing for the top seems to be good, but there is also a tie in the back in case the top is a little loose.  I would consider the Lucky Penny to be an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern because of the knit and ruffles.  There is nothing complicated or hard about the pattern, but ironing and sewing with knit can be a bit of a pain.  

The top comes in sizes 3/6mths to 10.  I love that Penny would appeal to girls that loooove ruffles and girls that don't care for them as much.  FFT is known for ruffles and foo foo, but there are instructions for leaving out the ruffles as well.

I am so excited about the Ruched Leggings!  They are precious and my "little" loves leggings more than any other piece of clothing.  Personally, I adore the ruffle at the bottom but you can see that I don't get my way when it comes to clothing.  The Ruched Leggings are also perfect because our school system has a dress code.  Our kids have to wear collard shirts but she can at least wear some adorable leggings with her polo shirt.

The leggings range in size 0/3mth to 12, what a great size range!  They can be made in capris or full length with or without the ruffles.  The ruched strip makes the leggings look very complex and high end but they are very easy to construct.  I would say this is an advanced beginner pattern only because the leggings need to be ruffled for the ruching.  I used my serger to construct the leggings and that makes them very quick and easy.  

I am thrilled with the outcome of the Lucky Penny and Ruched Leggings.  

Hello again! This is Sarah and I am here today with a review of the new Foo Foo Threads Lucky Penny Top and the Ruched Ruffle Leggings. 

Foo Foo threads is a designer I have used about as often as any designer out there. My daughter is all girl and would dress from head to toe in ruffles if she could, so these designs are right up our alley! I am also a big fan of sewing with knits, so I was way excited to see another Foo Foo Threads knit release.

The Lucky Penny Top features a fully lined knit bodice with single or double flutter sleeves.  The skirted portion of the top features a cute peek-a-boo ruffle and 2 or 3 rows of ruffles.  There is also an optional simplified skirt version that can be done with a woven fabric.  The pattern includes a sash as well, although I did not include one on my version. 

The Ruched Ruffle Legging are a fitted legging that features an inset gathered panel down the outseam.   The pattern includes instructions for a double ruffle along the bottom, although I did not include that on my version. 

The leggings include directions for adjusting the rise and the inseam for a personalized fit.  I made a capri length for mine since it is getting pretty warm and she wanted to wear it right away.   

The patterns are very well written, give clear instructions for personalizing the fit and style of the garments and provide helpful tips for people who are newer to sewing with knits. 

Since there are a lot of ruffles, there is a lot of cutting and a lot of time involved in the construction of the outfit.  But, like most things, the investment is worth the outcome because it is a true statement outfit.  My daughter gets comments on it every time she wears it and she has chosen to wear it over and over again, which does not always happen with outfits I have made for her. 

The top and the leggings are both very wearable and I think would mix and match well with a lot of other patterns.  I can also see this being worn over a long sleeve t-shirt as we transition into fall and winter.  I love the style ad versatility of the pattern.  I think for my next one I will try the simplified woven skirt version with some cute character prints.  Or maybe an upcycle of a cool printed t-shirt.  Or maybe embroider the bodice.  Or maybe...Lol, so many projects, so little time!

Until next time!