Added Sep 6, 2010
These Carol leggings are my absolute favourite, wear them every day, can’t live without, BurdaStyle pattern. I have three identical pairs. I have a long list of problems with store bought leggings including: they’re too short, the waist falls at the wrong spot, the fabric is either too stretchy or not stretchy enough, the elastic rolls, just to list a few. You’d think that such a simple item of clothing would be hard to get so wrong.
My leggings have a high waist, nice thick elastic in the waistband stitched in to prevent rolling, extra extra long so there is some fun bunching at the bottom, and I found the perfect fabric for them. I wear them for yoga in the morning and continue wearing them all day with a dress thrown on.
Which brings me to my fab new Anda. How great is this dress? I know there are lots of comments about making this dress a size smaller. I made it according to my measurements and love the easy fit. Neckline is wider and lower. I also bound it rather than turning the binding under. I left off the casing so I can just sling my choice of belt over it. I plan on making about 10 of these, this pattern is the best excuse to buy whatever great fabric catches your eye.
Dress – cotton voile with gold and black dotty print
Leggings – cotton spandex
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