For all those stretchy moves, Meike needs lots of leggings, so when Irene called for testers again, I was happy to oblige! Seems like testing leggings is becoming my specialty, after testing Lollipop Leggings and Fancy Pants Leggings, these are Basic Leggings.
The pattern comes in sizes 3-14 and is, surprisingly, a basic cuffed legging pattern. The red fabric is a gorgeous stretchy knit, I guess it contains lycra or something similar. I previously made the Wonderland Dress in this fabric, seen in the pictures below. Though the dress has been worn a lot, the fabric remains perfect.
The striped leggings are made of a simple knit fabric, without the lycra. Though the fit is fine, the lack of recovery in the fabric causes sagging around the knees after a few hours wear. The red, white and blue mini stripes are very cute though, so I’ll take the wrinkly knees for granted every now and then.
All in all it’s a lovely pattern, a staple and, as all leggings are, an amazingly quick and satisfying sew. About fifteen minutes behind your machine to make a garment that will be worn a lot, what else can one wish for?
You can read more about the pattern at Serger Pepper, or buy it of course!
Beatriz Azuara says
You were great, matching red striped shirt are fantastic, I love them.