Okay, the video is up right over here. I sewed these with wool jersey, but you can use any knit you like that would make good leggings. I have sourced some things below but please shop local first. Try calling your local fabric shops to see what they have for some of these harder to find items.
- My washable wool jersey was purchased at Rose City Textiles, here in Portland. Annette is the one you want to talk to. Here's her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (they will ship) Mine was about $18 a yard.
- This is my favorite marking tool made by clover which you might need if you want to skip making a tissue pattern first and mark directly onto your jersey, tracing your existing leggings. (You crazy sewer!)
- Swedish tracing paper is available here and about 100 other places online.
- If making your own pattern seems like a drag, here's one by Jalie. Often commercial legging patterns run small—so cut big, you can always make them smaller.
Hope you all dig this. I know these leggings are shown shorter in this photo (so you know they are leggings, not tights) but one of my biggest gripes is leggings that aren't long enough. I like them really long and scrunched at the bottom—so if you do too, don't forget to add the length.
Happy Thanksgiving this week. I'm going to take this week off from computer (kind of) and get a head start on some cooking. And there's this Phil Collins song I am learning on uke I need work on. I'm having 7th grade choir flashbacks. Sorry to put THAT in your head.