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.
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!