Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Wolf and the Tree Blog Tour- featuring Going Rogue and Abby's Trailblazing Socks and Ladies Gazelle Leggings

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today, I get to share something fun with you- a PDF sewing pattern for leggings and socks (really- socks!) from a new-to-me designer, The Wolf and the Tree.

First up, The Wolf and the Tree Gazelle Leggings. This PDF sewing pattern includes the following features;

"-A PDF sewing pattern with instructions that include photos and illustrations.
-Footed tights, leggings, capris, biker shorts, shortie shorts.
-Yoga waistband and cuff bands.
-4 rise options (including maternity).
-2 way and 4 way pattern.
-Material requires only 30% stretch.
-Sizes 0-32W.
-The size chart is given in metric and imperial measurements."

I sewed up a size 10 waist graded to size 2 hips, petite inseam leggings. I used swim knit that I had in my stash. I did the yoga waistband option with medium rise. With the help of the pattern's instructions, I was able to get a pretty good fit. Next time, I may lower the front and back rise (I felt like the leggings came up a bit high on my belly).

I love that you "hem" the leggings with bands (ie, no folding and hemming). I did add 3/4" elastic (cut the to the same width as the yoga waistband) to the waist- it just helps the leggings stay up while I move.

Another thing that I really appreciate about the The Wolf and the Tree Gazelle Leggings pattern is the fact that it comes with a petite inseam. The petite inseam was PERFECT for my 5'-0" height. The leggings weren't too long and they fit well over my large calves.

The main thing that intrigued me about this pattern is the fact that it allows me to sew my own footed tights. (For the sake of this blog tour, I was asked to sew up the leggings). How fun is that?! Stretch lace, here I come!

Next up, The Wolf and the Tree Adult Going Rogue Socks. This PDF sewing pattern includes the following features;

"-Simple Socks
-Elastic Cuff
-Cuff Band
-Trim Cuff for Cuff Band
-Bobby Socks
-Trim Top Cuff for Cuff Band
-Easy Leg Warmers with Side Snaps
-French Seam Option
-Optional Heel
-Quick Instructions Sheet
-Women's Sizes 0-32W, Men's Shoe Sizes 8-17 "

I sewed up a size 4 mini crew sock using scraps of 4-way cotton lycra from my stash. Sizes are broken down pretty incrementally and I love that- it allows for a great, tailored fit. *Caution- don't go by your normal shoe size- take the time to read the pattern and actually measure your foot.*Seriously- this pattern took longer to print and cut than it did to sew! So fast- I love a quick sew!!

Last, but not least, I sewed up the The Wolf and the Tree Girl Abby's Trailblazing Socks. This PDF sewing pattern includes the following features;

"-Simple Socks
-Elastic Cuff
-Cuff Band
-Trim Cuff for Cuff Band
-Bobby Socks
-Easy Legwarmers
-Hip Legwarmers
-French Seam Option
-Quick Instructions Sheet
-Children Sizes 0-14"

I sewed up a size 5t mini crew sock using scraps of 4-way cotton lycra from my stash. Once again, this was a super fast sew! Next time, I'll do the bobby sock version because Lil' Miss loves her lace-trimmed socks (just like Fancy Nancy;).

I chose to sew up these patterns because I never thought about being able to sew up my own socks and/or tights. I love a good challenge and learning something new. I would consider all of the patterns that I reviewed above beginner friendly. All of the patterns are VERY detailed and contain a lot of instructions on how to get the perfect fit. It may seem wordy at first, but if you actually read it and follow along, you'll get a made-for-you fit.

Overall, I was very happy with my end results for the The Wolf and the Tree Gazelle LeggingsGoing Rogue Socks and Girl Abby's Trailblazing Socks. Great fit, detailed tutorial, well-graded pattern pieces and so different from what I normally sew... I really can't ask for more! :-)

You can get your own copy of the patterns HERE or HERE. You can use the code 'YellowRibbon' to save 25% through Friday May 27. 2016. Be sure to check out the other blogs this week for as no two have sewn the same item!
5/23/2016 Amy Carter
5/24/2016 Patricia
5/25/2016 Heather Tinkey Jones
5/26/2016 Essence
5/27/2016 Michelle
5/28/2016 Kelly
5/28/2016 Larissa

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for The Wolf and the Tree. The opinions expressed here are my own."*** 


Larissa on May 25, 2016 at 2:31 PM said...

I love your leggings and your socks@ I think I need some polka dot socks now!

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