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Pen Seb & Rox: Leggings Review

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review

Hello again! I’m Roxanne, the “Rox” in Pen, Seb, & Rox. When Seb was a baby one thing I picked up from parents of girls the same age as him is that if I ever had a daughter one day she would probably live in leggings and yes Pen does live in leggings.

With Summer almost here I opted a capri length when available and made my own adjustment to the pattern when not an option. The shorter length just suits us better right now.

Who am I sewing for this round?
Pen
Age – 11 months old
Waist – 18.5″
Hips – 19″
Inseam – 9.5″
Height – 30″

 

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Dandelions and Dungarees

Basic Leggings by Dandelions n’ Dungarees

The pattern in brief:
– Sizes NB-16 and doll
– Layers
– Separate patterns for baby, kid, and teen size groups
– Sizing goes by waist, hips, and inseam
– Multiple Length Options
FREE

Check out the Pattern Exam checklist for the pattern.

Sewing for someone in diapers? The pattern includes extra rise for cloth diapers with sizes NB to 3. Directions are included to adjust rise as needed.

What I made:
Size: 9 months
Did I make a length adjustment? No. I cut the capri length provided in the pattern.

Thoughts:
I liked the large range of sizes and the fact that multiple lengths were provided as part of the pattern. I’m torn on what I think about the pattern being separated by separate files for each size range. I like being able to easily print an entire range of baby sizes with needing to use a print guide but I also have multiple files to keep track of now.

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Dandelions and Dungarees

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Jennuine Design

Dressage Leggings by Jennuine Design

The pattern in brief:
– Sizes NB-12
– Layers
– 2T-12 nested separately from smaller sizes
– Size chart goes by waist and length
– Includes finished measurements
– Basic and “Dressage” options
– Doll version available separately
– $9.99

Check out the Pattern Exam checklist for the pattern.

Sewing for someone in diapers? Extra rise is included designed for cloth diapers up to size 3T. 2T and 3T have an optional lower rise.

What I made:
Size: 9-12 months
Did I make a length adjustment? Yes. I adjusted to a capri length on my own since the pattern has one length option. Since the pattern is inspired by riding PANTS I can’t blame the designer for not including other lengths. I have not ridden a horse in years but I think it would be uncomfortable in anything less than pant length.

Thoughts:
I’m a big fan of the riding pants inspired panel on the Dressage Leggings. I think it is a really cute detail and bit different from common details on other legging patterns. The pattern also comes with a basic version of the legging without the panel. I like both options being included. It means to me that I only need to be familiar with sizing for one pattern since I can make both paneled or plain leggings.

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Jennuine Design

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Ellie Inspired

Girl Leggings by Ellie Inspired

The pattern in brief:
– Sizes 1-12
– Sizing by finished measurements
– Doll version available in the EI group.
– FREE

Check out the Pattern Exam checklist for the pattern.

Sewing for someone in diapers? The pattern has no noticeable different in rise and is cut on the fold. There is adequate coverage in the back for my daughter in a disposable diaper but my kids also have pretty lean backsides. I could see rise being an issue for big chunky baby butts or cloth diapers.

What I made:
Size: 1
Did I make a length adjustment? Yes. Since the pattern came in one length I took a few inches off to obtain a capri length.

Thoughts:
Not a lot of features or frills is included with the pattern. Since the pattern is FREE I don’t consider it to be that much of a negative.

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Ellie Inspired

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Titchy Threads

Fancy Pants Leggings by Titchy Threads

The pattern in brief:
– Unisex
– 0-3 months to 10 years
– Layers
– Size chart goes by waist and length
– Pages printing guide
– Short and long options
– Two finishing options for both waist and legs
– $10.00

Check out the Pattern Exam checklist for the pattern.

Sewing for someone in diapers? The tutorial includes detailed measurements and a section on selecting the appropriate rise so it would not be difficult to customize the pattern to your needs. I found the included rise to be plenty for my lean daughter in a disposable diaper without any special adjustments.

What I made:
Size: 6-12 months
Did I make a length adjustment? Yes. While the pattern has both a long and short length option, Pen likes her knees covered when crawling so I cut a capri length myself.

Thoughts: The leggings are advertised as slim fitting and they are slim fitting. If you have a habit of going by ready-to-wear size or age take care to know that the leggings are definitely more fitted than the other patterns I’ve made in a similar number range. I think the measurements (and finished measurements) on the size chart is pretty accurate and I have been satisfied going by that. There is also detailed information included regarding rise and widening the leggings so a custom fit would not be hard to obtain.

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Titchy Threads


Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Go To Patterns

Go To Leggings by Go To Patterns

The pattern in brief:
– 12 months to 12 years
– Size chart goes by height, waist, and inseam
– 5 length options
– 5 style options
– Separate (FREE) baby sizes pattern available but without all the options.
– $10.00

Check out the Pattern Exam checklist for the pattern.

Sewing for someone in diapers? The pattern has a very moderate back rise which may cause fit issues with cloth diapers or a big baby butt. My kids have lean back sides so the rise adequately covered.

What I made:
Size: 12 months
Did I make a length adjustment? No, I cut at the appropriate pattern marking for capris.

Thoughts: The leggings fit wider in the hips area in comparison to the other leggings I made calling for the same measurements. The pattern is lacking some features I’ve grown to expect from pdf’s (layers, size markings on pattern pieces, leggings are cut on fold) but the pattern is also several years old and some features I’m now spoiled by were not much of a thing a few years back. I love all the options included in one pattern which almost makes it as if you are getting several patterns in one.

Pen Seb & Rox Leggings Review - Go To Patterns

Be sure to check out the other leggings review as part of May’s Pattern Review.

Roxanne

Roxanne is quite the fan of hat wearing and one of her favorite hats is her “sewing” hat. She learned from her mother who learned from her grandmother. Currently Roxanne is the official “Pattern Mistress” of the Pattern Exam. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son Sebastian, daughter Penelope, and two cats.


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