I've been a bit stuck with pants to wear when biking. After scraping the backs of my legs quite deeply with the pedals (so un-coordinated!) I will always wear long pants, so I only really have one pair of stretchy jeans that I commute in. I found the Sewloft Matilda leggings pattern in one of my internet frenzies and best yet IT'S FREE!!
I stuck together, cut out pattern, cut out the fabric, sewed it up and made much needed butt adjustments in all of about 3 hours!
It turns out my rear is much larger than the pattern is based on, I added another band that I tapered down to only 1cm around the front and up to 8 cm at the back.
I quite like what it looks like actually, so next time I make this pattern (yes there will be a next time!) I'll have to decide wether to alter the back inseam height or just add another band... Hmm.
As I serged most of the seams, I top stitched the seam of the extra band down so it sat nicely.
What do you think? Can I wear these in public?
|Too bright for public outings? They would match my bike :)|
|Butt band! This fabric is actually awesome as it hides details well in its busy-ness!|
|Yep - This is a particularly unflattering angle - However now you can see my top stitching and the extra butt band :) - And also how well they match my ugg boots !|
|I'm not usually a pink person,, so it seems this week is not usual! Pretty ranunculi from our garden and wild roses from Rookwood cemetery.|