Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Butterick 5524 and Self-Drafted Leggings: My Leisure Suit.

I love how this outfit turned out.  I love that I can wear it casual and dressy depending on my mood.  I also love how comfortable the fabric is.  It’s a spandex knit from   I’ve had the pattern for the top in my stash for some time now, and I see it is Out of Print as well.  I wanted to make it last year, but opted because the pattern reminds me of winter wear and I don’t need much winter wear here in Florida.   I was inspired by MimiG’s version of this outfit and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to pair it with this fabric.

The Leggings were self drafted.  There are many Youtube videos and Tutorials on the web on making a legging block.   I do not remember who’s tutorial I used because its been such a very long time that I made the pattern.  I use it often.

I styled it with a dressy suede booties and a pair of open toe sandal  booties to show how different shoes can give an out such a different look.

Here is my Leisure Suit:

Happy Sewing!


  1. That is so chic! It looks very cool and put together without being too fussy.

  2. I LOVE it Mel! Im going to make this in Red for my mom!

  3. I would be happy wearing this at the in-laws' looks like a real outside outfit, but with all the comfort of pjs. Very cute!

  4. Nice outfit! I love everything you make!

  5. I need this in my life... Mel this it too cute.

  6. I have this pattern as well and I have trouble connecting the front to the back


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