Let’s talk about leggings. I must confess, I’m not a leggings wearer. Not because I don’t like them, but because I rather feel my thighs aren’t quite slim enough. If I wear leggings I wear them under dresses in place of tights. Or because I’m doing exercise. I wouldn’t wear leggings as trousers. I hate the idea of making something I wouldn’t wear – that seems very wasteful to me. I was so convinced February’s pattern pick wouldn’t suit me that I made it for mt friend Rachel. So when I saw this pattern for #SewMyStyle, I said to my sister that I’d either have to make boring black leggings or completely whacky dog-walking leggings, otherwise I just wouldn’t wear them. And who wants to make boring black leggings? Not me! Not us! We made matching marble leggings 😀
Megan Nielsen’s Virginia leggings. I was really surprised at how easy these were to make! I don’t know why, but I had always assumed the would be tricky to sew. But there are only two pattern pieces for these Virginia leggings – the leg (of which you cut two) and the waistband. The instructions are really easy to follow, and the construction couldn’t be easier. I traced off my pattern, cut my fabric and sewed these in less than three hours! Perfect for my hectic lifestyle – I don’t get much free time to sew these days, so quick projects are all the more satisfying.
An amazing marble print scuba from Fabric Styles. It was really easy to work with, and I will most definitely be using scuba again. I actually bought more of this fabric – I think a Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress in this fabric, and black side panels would be perfect! My sister’s fabric is also still available.
The fabric was £4.50 per metre, and I used just over a metre, so let’s say around £6. The PDF pattern was £8 once coverted from Australian dollars, including the Sew My Style discount. That’s £14 for my uber-cool marble leggings 😀