DIY Mommy and Me Swing Tops and Leggings


I have another Mommy and me make for you with Ellie and Mac’s Shark Bite Top and leggings from Patterns for Pirates and Made for Mermaids Bonnie’s

This was my first time making The Bonnie leggings. It’s a free children’s legging pattern from M4M. The pattern is packed with many length options and a skirt. Fit wise they are on the tight side. Next time I will play around with sizing. They were kind of tight on my oldest and a little loose on my youngest.

Oh and there is a cuff and bow cuff hack, that I just love.

For my leggings I used P4P Pegs. I really need to get on that couture waistband.

I’m having problems with the waistbands falling down and I don’t care for elastic waistbands on my leggings.

The shirts is a swing style top. It was quick and easy from start to finish. I was a little concerned about looking like a tent but by accident I was able to style it in a way that it was less tent like. I left most of the side seams open (stitching down 4.5″ from the armpit seam), that way I could tie the front into a knot or just tie one side. The neckline is a little to high for me, if I were to make again I would definitely lower the neckline. I also want to try it with a clingy fabric. I do like how I don’t have to worry about back fat and sucking in my stomach. The stomach part is still an issue this time with how I tied it and left the sides open, however if they are closed that’s not an issue. Oh and I did not hem them, I left edges raw. That’s a lot of hemming that I didn’t have the patience for.

All of the fabric is double brushed polyester from Sly Fox Fabrics. They have the most vibrant colors that stay true after washing.

Now off to come up with something for Mother’s Day. What are you ladies or guys making?

Happy Creating!

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