I missed the #sewmystyle March project share last Sunday as March flew by at an alarming rate! I set aside time this week to catch up instead.
It turns out that Megan Nielsen’s Virginia Leggings are very fast to make! I am a slow dressmaker, but I managed to make them in a few hours including cutting time (I stuck the pdf pattern together on a different day).
I did tack it all together – minus the waistband – to ensure that the stretch on the fabric was enough before going onto the overlocker. I think if I made them again though, I would reduce the seam allowance a little as I chose denim twill style fabric which may not be as stretchy as other choices.
I struggled a bit with stitching through the waistband and the elastic – one side looks wrinkled while the other looks beautifully neat – but it doesn’t really show when I’m wearing them.
The amount of fabric I bought was a lot more than I needed. On the plus side, it means that I can make another pair with slightly smaller seams and perhaps try out the cat knee patch variation!
So far, I’m finding that the patterns in #sewmystyle are quick and enjoyable. i’ll be interested to see if the next 3 months will be similar!