Hi I'm Katy from My China Doll and I am super excited to join the girls at Pattern Revolution. I am sharing my review of Abby's footed tights by The Wolf and the Tree. This footed tights pattern comes in an amazing size range from 0-3 months to girls 14 and has several included options for the waistband, seam finishing methods, embellishments and pattern pieces, that allow you to use either 2 way or 4 way stretch fabrics.
The possibilities for these tights are only limited by your imagination. Simply changing the type of fabric used can completely change the resultant look or purpose - warmth or decorative. I used gold metallic spandex kindly gifted to me by the boo!designs shop.
I had not sewn a Wolf and the Tree pattern before. I used the measurement chart to select an appropriate size based on my girls' waist and inseam measurements, which I am happy to say worked well for both my girls (size 9-12 months and size 4 with 5 length). The pattern pieces are nested and can be printed in layers for cutting ease and have cutting lines for nappy wearers if needed. I really loved the yoga waistband option as it is so comfortable around little ones tummies too. I found topstitching around the waistband secured the inside seam and allowed it to sit better.
The pattern features a combination of illustrations and photographs and has easy to follow instructions and a quick sewing guide for more advanced sewists. It is such a quick sew which is very satisfying and a great accompaniment to any handmade outfit. To complete my daughter's look I paired the tights with The LOL Swing Top from Jennuine Design (afflink).
Highly recommend this pattern and I am happy to say my girls wardrobe will be filled with many pairs of these tights for years to come.