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I found a great leggings pattern (Butterick 5657) that I would like to try to sew using a woven fabric. I’m new to using patterns so I’m not sure what the exact terminology is, but would there be other concerns that might not be fixed by just going up a size, like crotch gap?


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    Aug 13, 2012, 08.27 PMby katexxxxxx

    You can’t just go up a size as knit patterns for things like leggings have negative ease: they are smaller than the body they fit. You need to use a pattern designed for the sort of fabric you have. Unless your denim has a fairly high elastane (Lycra) content, if you make it that tight you won’t be able to get them on, or move in them if you did! You need to find a pattern for leggings for stretch denim or draft one yourself.

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