Leggings worn as pants (trousers) may still be considered a fashion faux pas for some, but I for one, embrace them. My personal choice for wearing leggings, would be worn underneath tunics or dresses, but I must admit I'm a bit bored with black.
Desiree on Pull Your Sox Up! rocks Black Milk leggings, I admire her vibrant choices, you can see a glimpse into her fabulous collection here.
So I'm looking around the www to inspire, and find the following pairs of Alexander McQueen leggings on uniprice:
Print and Brown Print
They do look great, and I'm sure good value for a designer brand, but I'm wondering if it possible, to make a pair at home instead of buying new?
There is a very detailed step by step guide found on etsy's blog: How-Tuesday: Design and Sew Your Own Leggings
:: etsy.com blog ::
I recall sewing with Lycra before, when turning an old bra into a bikini top, and remember reading one great tip when sewing with Lycra or spandex - always use the zig zag stitch on your sewing machine. (more tips for sewing with Lycra found here)
So making a pair of leggings actually looks easy enough to do, and sewing with stretch fabric shouldn't be a problem, so now it is just a case of finding appropriate Lycra or stretch fabric to make a pair with.
What do you think readers, would you attempt to make a pair of leggings, or would you rather buy a pair?