Everywhere we go someone comments on her ruffle capris. I usually avoid the whole “I made it “ conversation if I can, but recently, I was just too proud of these fun pants to pass it up 🙂 I still don’t know if the woman who asked about them got it… that I actually made them. She said, “Oh, you added the ruffles to leggings?”
I think that is my main fascination with making clothes…that they are unlike anything else you can buy….and you can make them in whatever cool fabric you can get your hands on!
And these definitely don’t have that ‘handmade’ look to them anyhow!
They are of course, loaded with ruffles on the bottom and adorned with a comfy yoga style waistband… or, she can wear them high-waisted too!
My obsession with making them turned out several different types of knit. They all worked really well, but I think my favorite fit is with the blue jersey. It’s a thinner material and buttery soft, perfect for a running and bouncing. The white ponte roma is not as stretchy but is a luxurious knit and I’m reserving those for special occasions. The sprinkle interlock capris probably have the most stretch and will be perfect for running on the beach or even just lounging around the house. Hope that info helps you when picking out knits for this pattern!
Let’s make your sugarplum a pair too:
- 3/4 yard of 60” knit
- Sugarplum Capri template (4 pieces), taped together and cut *front and back pictured above*
- 1/4” seam allowance
Cut the pieces pictured above. Make sure you keep your main pieces (front, back and waistband) with the grain