Finally, my new leggings!!

I’m so excited to finally have these made!  Why did I wait so long?  These were so easy to make!  The hardest thing for me to do was to find a pattern from my stash.  Oh sure, I could have gone out and bought McCall’s 6173.  I don’t have that one in my stash, and those pants look great on EVERYONE.  But, my goal was to use what I have on hand.

I really have to use what I have on hand.  I have so much stash, ya’ll just don’t know (well, maybe you do…).  I have so much stash, I’m coming out of my sewing room…

I have a problem…



from Pinterest, my inspiration leggings.  I love the mix of fabrics.  I would never wear a pair of all-leather pants, way too hot.





I think I’m rolling my eyes at the dog in this picture Smile

The pattern I used will take some of you back in time down memory lane.  Remember this book?


I actually have this autographed by the author.  This book came with a set of patterns.  Would you call these “vintage” yet?  I hope not:


The picture on the far right is a pattern for a pair of slim pull-on pants.  I took that pattern and made a muslin with the smallest size (it comes S,M, and L).  Surprise, surprise.  It fit so well, I just needed to add 2 1/2 inches to the length.

It’s a one-seam pant pattern (one piece), so I cut the pattern down the sides and added seam allowances to each piece.  I sewed the two pieces together and added the waistband according to the instructions, and done!




The waistband is a simple rectangle that covers elastic, all cut to your measurements.  Very easy.  I used some sort of stretch leather from Gail K’s and some 4-way stretch knit, all from (yes!) stash.  No seam finishing required.

I really like the fit of these:


I’ll never wear these in public like this, but you can see how great these fit, no alterations.  Here’s an unfortunate butt shot to show you that it’s not too tight:


Plus, very comfortable.

It will have to get somewhat colder to wear these, the stretch leather is hot.

My Hot Patterns shirt is almost finished.  I just have to get the buttons sewed on.  Gotta love sewing on a deadline!

  1. OMG, I love these pants. Awesome!!!

  2. Fantastic!

  1. January 7th, 2015
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