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Retroswirly tights

Added Jun 12, 2010

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






Self-drafted, using stretch jersey knit. In reality will probably wear these with boots, but showing them as full length as possible here!
I didn’t get enough fabric to go from hip to toe-tip which was initially annoying, until I realised a roun-the-hip seam wasn’t going to show anyway, and made for a more economic use of fabric as I could use up the full width…

Material Notes

printed stretch jersey knit




Garment Type
Casual, Grunge, Mod

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    Jun 13, 2010, 10.52 AMby Julia Gaynor-Brown

    Hello Carolyn,

    Your tights are gorgeous on you – superb job! I love your cream coloured top too. Did you make that yourself? If so, do you have a pattern for it or do you know where I can find a similar one?


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      Jun 13, 2010, 11.40 AMby carolyn-s

      thanks Julia, no I bought that mini dress many years ago! It was from an Australian shop called Body and Soul

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    Jun 12, 2010, 05.31 PMby gedwoods

    Nice work on these! They look super!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 05.30 AMby carolyn-s

      thankyou, gedwoods!

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    Jun 12, 2010, 03.09 PMby mitmit

    Your leggins look great. If anybody’s interested, I’ve recently posted a sketch on how to draft a leggins pattern in my studio, under the lace-leggins project. Happy sewing!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 05.56 AMby carolyn-s

      thanks Mitmit! My version is technically tights, not leggings, but you could easily convert a leggings pattern to tights by extending the leg and shaping a foot on the end!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 12.20 PMby mitmit

      Wasn’t aware that there was a difference :-$ Thanks for letting me know ;-)

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    Jun 12, 2010, 02.23 PMby marloncosta

    Super cool! Those pants are super fun! I really like the print! Congrats!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 05.35 AMby carolyn-s


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    Jun 12, 2010, 11.07 AMby Elina Belova

    Fantastic! Looks very good! I would be also very thankful, if you can share the pattern.

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      Jun 13, 2010, 05.32 AMby carolyn-s

      thankyou! I’ll see what I can do…

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    Jun 12, 2010, 06.18 AMby learningnewtricks

    Once again here you post another gorgous garment. I would love to see your pattern, either here or on your blog, which I always follow! What gorgeous colors, and you can easily wear them as is — no need to cover up the beautiful work in boots. They add joy and color to the day!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 05.34 AMby carolyn-s

      thankyou for your comment! I’ll see what I can do about sharing the pattern… btw, the sight of one’s thigh circumference laid out on the floor in a flat pattern is a very scary sight!!!

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