I’m loving this leggings pattern from Megan Nielsen!
There are only two pattern pieces – a waistband and a leg – with a choice of a regular rise or a ‘maternity’ low rise (which I think is pretty neat).
And they don’t need much fabric, a little less than 1.5 yd of a 60″ stretch knit.
I made just a couple tweaks to the pattern:
- I’m 5/7″, 40″ hip, 30″ waist, and sewed a size Large.
- Cut the length at the hem line for the XL, which gave me another 1/2″ or so. It’s hard to see on my leggings, because of the print, but they really do scrunch up at the ankle – so cute!
- Added 2″ at the top of the leg pattern piece – the rise was too short to be comfortable, sides, front and back. Since this pair is my muslin, I actually added a strip of fabric at the ‘top’ once the leg seams were sewn and fitted. I like my leggings (and pantyhose, for that matter) to come up a bit above my natural waist and not be crawling down as soon as I start walking around 🙂
OK, this is moi thinking I saw something on the floor, most likely something that got tracked in from all the stuff going on outside.
Maybe I’m just losing it…
I’m back – composed once again. I even put my shoes on.
Parting roof update:
|Two days ago – supplies for the next layer…|
|Yesterday – rain delay!|
|Today – the hot asphalt crew|
|Tonight – the 3rd layer is complete|
The new tile comes tomorrow on the biggest truck of all. All smiles – Coco