Lauren from Ruthie Pearl recently sent me her adorable "Baby Got Back" pattern for leggings specially-designed for cloth diapered bums. How cool is that?! I am so used to buying Penny's pants in the next size up to accommodate her fluffy bottom, so it was really fun to make these for her knowing that they would work with her cloth dipes. And fit they do! Oh my goodness, there is plenty of room in the bottom. I made the size 12-18 mos, and if anything, I think Penny will be able to wear these even past 18 mos (she's 16 now). They were very easy to make and didn't take long at all. I will certainly be stitching up a few more pairs for next fall. You can make them out of any knit or even by upcycling a t-shirt or old turtleneck. I actually made a sample pair first out of a grey t-shirt, and I'll be scouting out my local thrift stores looking for cute-patterned items I might be able to upcycle into more baby leggings. Aren't leggings just the best? Especially jeggings. Stop. Just stop. I love how versatile they are, and this pattern allows you lots of variations (capri length, applique, ruching, ruffles...). Here are a few shots of the pair I made for Miss P.
You can see in some of the close-ups that I used pink contrast stitching to girlie them up a little. I couldn't help myself. If you love these, go check out the pattern page to see more about this pattern and some other variations. Oh, and if you know me in real life and you have a little girl, don't be surprised if your daughter gets a pair of these for her next birthday!