Ahh I love Christmas. I love the Gingerbread Latte’s with extra whip at Starbucks. Oohing and Ahhing over any house that has Christmas lights, how I overstock our house from the Cinnamon Pinecones from Jo-Anns to get in my spice kick. I love it all. But now that my daughter is older and voices her opinion all the time, there’s a new obsession that goes on my list – Peppermints.
I normally have spearmints (which my daughter for some reason cannot stand) in our house 24/7 all the time. But when the holidays come I have an endless supply of peppermint candy canes around for us to have for dessert or to add to tea, hot chocolate…coffee. The list goes on. So when it came time to make something for the tour, I wanted to do a project that the two of us could do together and also something that involves her favorite candy.
These leggings are simple to make and can be whatever you make of them with a really easy method we all know called color blocking. I was going to go over in exact detail how to color block but there are probably 3 million tutorials on how to do that, so I’ll just link you to my favorite color blocking tutorial ever – Oliver + S – Colorblocking 101.
It’s the first one I ever read and I just kind of skyrocketed from there. It’s great to learn the basics but never limit yourself. The sky is the limit – have fun going out and color blocking all your patterns!
For my daughter’s leggings – I had her cut a bunch of strips of crushed velvet. After that, she helped sewed them together side by side. Once we got a long enough strip to cut out the pattern pieces, we color blocked the Girl’s Sweetie Leggings by Petite Stitchery. [ Want the leggings for free? Join their FB group for a code! to use on their website!]
For myself, I just took a pair of basic leggings and color blocked them according to the tutorial above. Whatever you decide to do, just remember to have fun with it. And make sure you eat a peppermint while you’re making them as well 😉