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Leggings | Burda 01/2018 #107

Added Jun 13, 2018

by lisascarolina

Upstate, South C...

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Description

Looking for athletic wear patterns that can really be worn while exercising, I was both excited and skeptical to see Burda’s Footed Leggings with a couple of unusual features…. footed pieces, which I deleted as I do not need, and an overlapping high-waisted waistband with no elastic. Love high-waisted waistbands in leggings…. but no elastic? Would they stay up? Would they be wearable? Yes, Yes, and Yes….. but only if you chose the proper stretch fabric. I’ve made 3 pairs to-date and learned a lot about stretch fabrics along the way. Lots more info written at the blog, but in a nutshell….. there is evidently no definitive meaning in the sewing world between a 1-way/2-way stretch and a 2-way/4-way stretch. So depending on what pattern company you are using, could determine which type of stretch fabric they really mean. Burda recommends a 2-way stretch fabric for these leggings, and a 2-way stretch fabric, to me, means simply a stretch across the cross-grain so that’s what I did for the first pair producing a pair that rode down in the back every time you bent down. Both annoying and unwearable. A 4-way stretch fabric, to me, means stretch both across the cross-grain, and across the lengthwise grain. So when I used a (to me) 4-way stretch knit fabric these pants were perfectly, perfect. No riding down, the leggings move with you. The fabric stretched both across the cross-grain and across the length-grain. Very important. Used my Bernina 1230’s decorative stitch #10 to top-stitch on most all the seams giving these leggings a very cool ready-to-wear look. This light gray pair was shortened 4" with a 1" hem to hit above my ankle. I’m 5’7" tall. This is a very well-drafted leggings pattern. Anyway, lots more photos and info at the blog for those interested.
https://www.lisascarolina.com/2018/06/burda-012018-107-leggings.html

This is one of my June 2018 Burda Challenge Projects Hope to have another completed before month’s end. #burdachallenge2018

Happy Sewing All! :)
Lisa’s Carolina | Handmade

Material Notes

4-way stretch knit only – stretching across BOTH the cross-grain and length-grain

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 15, 2018, 01.15 PMby SurMesure

    I like the top-stiching, it looks very nice. I need some of these leggings too…

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      Jun 15, 2018, 06.16 PMby lisascarolina

      It’s a super quick sew. The top-stitching was the most time-consuming part. Thank you! :)

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    Jun 14, 2018, 02.37 PMby MegH

    Very nice!!!

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      Jun 14, 2018, 04.14 PMby lisascarolina

      Thanks Meg! It’s a great pattern! :)

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