I’m so pumped about these leggings. I followed Miranda’s (One Little Minute) tutorial for self drafted leggings and made my very own pair. I had gotten this black’white print from fabric.com a while back and figured I might as well cut into it. I love them!
I did end up re-measuring myself though because apparently I didn’t quite measure as accurately as I could the first time. So this next round that I plan on making I adjusted the overall length and rise a bit.
If you’re at all uncertain of knits this would be a great project to start with. And if you’re shopping for fabric, just check the material content of an existing pair of leggings you have (or even go check out what a pair at the store is made of). I got a bunch of this Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey (it’s 95% cotton 5% Lycra, same content of the store bought ones I had).
I know it might seems ridiculous to sew a pair of leggings when they’re only $10 or so at Target, but when you make them yourself, they’ll be made to fit your body! So if you have really long legs, or larger calves, or you like them to not feel like they’re showing your butt when you bend over, this is your answer.