I was at the point where I felt I had sorted out all my fitting issues and had a solid pattern to work from. I had visions of making a really cool pair of leather-looking leggings that I could wear with tunics and ankle boots. I bought a metre and a half of fake leather stretch fabric. I thought about sizing the pattern up to account for differences in stretch but the fabric did not seem that different. I was wrong. A little bit of stretch difference meant I felt like a sausage in the leggings. I was bummed and over leggings.
I went to another Our Social Fabric Sale last weekend and ended up with a meter of stretchy stripey fabric with the same amount of stretch as my failed leggings. I added 1/2" width to my pattern and thought I'd give the pattern one more go before putting it away for awhile. They were better but still too tight to ever really want to wear them.
Some good things about my sister:
- She is a slightly different size than me (broader shoulders, taller, slimmer, etc) so she often fits into things that don't quite fit me and vice versa
- She appreciates things that are handmade
- She gives honest and critical feedback
- She is willing to take photos of herself with her phone for my new blog
the body; however, there is space for some extra package in both of
the crotch areas. The stripy ones are so comfortable that I don't
care; the pleather ones are snug in all the other parts, so it's
weirdly off-putting. Anyways, thanks for the leggings :) I'm gunna
rock them H CORE.
I like that my sister used semi colons in the same message as the word "gunna."
So all-in-all, a success.