Virginia Leggings – absolute fun!

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

15 thoughts on “Virginia Leggings – absolute fun!

  1. What gorgeous leggings – love the colours, and they look great with the cardigan. The roof looks good too 🙂

    I've added you to the blog roll for the Make a Garment a Month Challenge>

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  2. What nice leggings you have! I never would have thought of this pattern. I'll have to go check it out. And that is a very cool gator! I've actually looked at them and often wondered how it would look, now I know. It's on the list for next year's garden improvements. Wonder if they have dragons. I would love to use the line “Here be dragons.” and have it so! 😉

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  3. These are super cute and they look very nice on you. I love the slouchy look at the bottom – thanks for the great review – I think I may give them a try!

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  4. Whoops! I thought your roof was done…that you went from tile to asphalt shingles and it looked nice. No…the asphalt was just the 1st part. 🙂

    Your leggings are too cute to be a muslin..I love the print!

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