Which ones are my favorites, and which ones will I made in different fabrics? I think you only mention an outer seam.
As I wear seventies style smock tops for comfort these are ideal for me and could also work for anyone else who wants fitted legging like trousers without wearing heavy stretch fabrics. Thankyou for this review. It is really helpful to hear your thoughts and I might just give leggings a go. I have been putting it off but you have definitely given me some encouragement. You can definitely tackle them in an afternoon and in about an hour once you get in the groove , so they are not as overwhelming a commitment as they might seem!
Great review, thank you. I would have loved to see a review on the updated pegs. They have a gusset, color blocking, pocket option, and more options for waistband. I would just be curious if your opinion would change with the updates.
They are incredibly helpful and honest. BUT — how do you keep your dress from sticking to them? Too many times to count. First, floaty skirt fabric seem to be the worst for riding up — a heavier fabric with a skirt that is longer e. If you are having problems with overall cling from static , rub a dab of lotion on your hands, then run those well-lotioned hands over the top of your leggings.
It will eliminate the static and help things lay nicely. I find cotton blends to be horrible for leggings and cause all sorts of clinging! Fabric type makes a big difference here. Megan — my experience with rayon jersey is that it has horrible recovery.
How does that work with leggings? Are you making them extra snug so they stretch our early in the day? Have you found a magical no-bagging rayon jersey? After that it does loose some elasticity and bags out after 2 or 3 days. And then of course eventually it is just shot in the recovery department. I know what you mean about the stuff that stretches out, this seems to somehow be different. Its not that tissue knit you normally get with rayon knits.
Its thicker and maybe it has a higher spandex percentage? Those dryer sheets that we use in the clothes dryer are amazing and less messy than lotion.
You can carry one or two in a small zip lock bag, hardly takes any room in your purse. Thank-you for this great comparison. As far as Photos of how the leggings fit, keep them coming. It is extremely helpful to see how something fits on a person who has a similar build to me.
You get the real look. Thanks so much — definitely share your leggings to the CSC community facebook page once you make them up! I love seeing how they fit you because we are similar sizes but different shapes!
I happen to be wearing my very first pair of Espressos today, which I sewed as a pattern tester back in I get that knee bagging all of the time, too. It seems like some pattern designers include a notch at the knee, but that is sporadic at best.
Add to that comparatively slender legs. I have a hard time with leggings staying up, also being too baggy in the hips and legs, particularly the knees, too tight in the calves, too low in the rise and too long in the leg. Thanks for putting the time into this! Leggings are one of the few things I buy and I like a high waist and thick waistband as well as a slim fit.
Yes, it seems like the most difficult thing is finding the right fabric. My favorite leggings are Ana leggings from JCPenney. Thank you for your reviews. My body is shaped much like yours, so these are valuable insights for me. And thanks for doing all the hard work, butt double. I think I may try out the Averys too, even though I also have the belmont.
So… I think I need some cargo pants. Maybe you can sew up patterns and report back? Hello curvy sewing friends! Okay, back to the review… My dream leggings pattern would satisfy the following criteria: I will always add elastic to the inside top of the waistband for extra support, but bonus points if the pattern includes that step. Works with a variety of fabrics , so that I can make versions in high-compression performance spandex for exercise as well as everyday cotton lycra for daily casual wear, under dresses, etc.
Inclusive sizing , because fat girls need leggings too! I prefer not to have to grade up. See my tirade about grading up here. Options , beyond just cutting the legs a bit shorter for different lengths. Thanks, pattern designers, I can figure that one out on my own. I want options for color blocking, gussets, different leg styles tights vs flares, etc. The length is right. They are being pulled pretty tight so shiny!! There is some wrinkling on the back of my inner thighs — this would normally signal that I need more room there.
The waistband is pulling down in front — I think this is actually a style option remember I already added 3 inches to the front rise! Because the waistband is a single piece that is flipped in half, there is no easy way anchor elastic to the top of the waistband, to keep it from slipping down. Nice high waist, and 2-piece waistband with THE BEST directions for attaching elastic to the top seam allowance which I have subsequently used for every other pair of leggings for a clean finish.
Cool seam lines for a variety of color-blocking options. Shortening was hard with so many different pieces. Sparse instructions might turn off a newbie. I sewed the largest size FF , so some curvy sewists might need to grade up. Again, because there are so many pieces, grading up will be a pain. Cashmerette Belmont Leggings Cashmerette recently released their activewear collection, including the Belmont leggings and yoga pants.
Super high waist — at first I was worried these were too high, and then I came to my senses. These babies are NOT going to roll down. Sleek fit at the waistband — these will layer beautifully underneath other clothes, without a bulky waistband showing through. The 2-piece waistband also provides a nice grip for inserted elastic.
Outer leg seam is not as smooth as 1-piece legs. Definitely feel more like pants than tights. Some wrinkling at the front crotch means I need to scoop out the front crotch seam a bit — this is super easy and a frequent adjustment for me.
Two rise options — I love the high-rise version, but may make a medium-rise version for lounging around the house. Best gusset — the triangle gusset shape is easy to sew, with the best directions of this cohort. Best fit around the knees — no wrinkling, no bagginess Drawbacks: I had to grade up.
Because there are only 4 pieces, it was easy e. It looked like I need to scoop out the front crotch curve and lower the back crotch curve just a smidge. So I did, and here is my second go-round: Final reflections Okay, so now I have a slew of leggings in my dresser, all made from a similar fabric.
I will probably only wear them in athletic situations and in athletic fabrics. It definitely makes me feel like I can rock a workout with ladies who are primarily shopping at Athleta and lululemon. While the original Peg Legs have served valiantly in the past, I will be retiring them as they wear out and I replace them with other options.
A moment of silence, please, for those original patterns we initially think are awesome, only to discover later what we were missing. Oh, before I go, some disclaimers and additional notes: All opinions are my own and fair, I think. Gillian recently got some sass from a commenter about showing her butt in a leggings review post. Comments The fabric is on sale Oh my am I glad I read the comments!
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