Sewing achievement

Happy Friday! 

Today I want to share with you my very first handmade piece of clothing (other than costumes). Although I’ve had my sewing machine for almost a year now, I always felt too scared to actually make an everyday wearable garment. Silly I know!

Well, this week I took the leap and decided to make leggings. The pair I had was falling to pieces at the seams as well, so I was really in need of new ones. 

I read the instructions from two different tutorials to make leggings (you can find them here and here) and I think that, in the end, I got a bit of my own mix 🙂 

Like I said, I already had a pair of leggings that fit me pretty well, so I used them to draw my pattern pieces (I use baking paper for that, it works surprisingly well). 
Then I sewed along the sides of the legs, leaving the crotch area open. At that point I wanted to make sure it would fit me, so I tried the legs on and it was perfect!

After sewing the crotch, I had to add an elastic at the waist. That was a bit daunting but I managed pretty good. I first sewed the elastic on the inside of the pants and then hemmed the top of the pants over the elastic. Two more hems for the ankles and I was done!

 

Honestly I’m so glad I gave it a go, I absolutely love them, they are so comfy and I love the colour too. The good thing is that I still have enough fabric to make at least one more pair 😊

I wish you all a great weekend!

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6 responses to “Sewing achievement

  1. Well done you! I’m afraid of my machine 😳

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  2. They’ve turned out really well, Emma! Great job!

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    • Thanks Bessie! I wore them over the weekend and now they need to pass the washing machine test! Should be fine though, I do all my washing on gentle cycle 🙂

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