Hi, my dear readers ♥
I love leggins... I have more than 10 pairs for sure and I still want more... I wear them daily, because they're comfortable, great for ridding a bike or long travels and they look cool !
Funny thing is that I don't own any good basic black pair of leggins, I have just one ancient sport leggins from my mum which are kid-size probably, because they keep on sliding off my butt :D
I also don't own any simple grey leggins, or dark blue, etc. ... because every time I'm placing an order at BlackMilk, I JUST CAN'T order basic colour and go for something weird... or galactic ♥
I spent half of my life looking for cheap basic cotton fair-trade non-transparent leggins, but...
That's why learning how to make my own DIY leggins from old t-shirt, or cheap jersey fabric was my n.1 crafting goal !
I looked trough tons of tutorials on Pinterest, I even tried to make my own pattern according to them, but... y'know... me and numbers, that just doesn't work....
So I took my favourite pair of cotton leggins, turned them inside out and traced the pattern on a huge paper. Cut it out and applied it on a cheap elastic fabric.
[ IMPORTANT: the fabric must be stretchy in both directions, otherwise it won't work and leggins are going to end up short - been there, done that - believe me ]
Sewing pants together was making me problems since lolita bloomers, so I always have to look at this picture to help me understand how this magic works
(part 1 and 2 are all that you need to know and then of course this elastic waistband tutorial I found on Pinterest)
I didn't even have to use overlock machine or overlock stitch - I just used zigzag for elastic fabric on my Bernina sewing machine.
Surprisingly everything worked out fine and in just one afternoon I could add a new pair of leggins in my growing collection ♥
yes they are transparent, but this was just a test - first fabric I found in my stash ♪
I didn't expected any success :D
And here's a complete outfit !
The leggins are really thin and I always have to wear some longer top over them, but still I can't wait to wear them in spring ♪
I'm really happy that they ended up being so good that I can wear them outside and not just as pajama pants :D
infinity shawl: American Apparel
cardigan: my husband's
shoes: New Rock
I hope you're all doing fine ♪
The snow is gone here in Munich, so I'm expecting spring in every minute *_*
Also have a magical Imbolc today ♥