Ooh La Leggings. My children were most intrigued and kept interrupting me to ask if I thought that I would finish them in time.
This time around I went down a size, which was a bit brave considering
that I was using a firm fabric. It is stretchy but firm. It all turned out okay, though the firm fabric has highlighted a few fitting issues that would not show up in regular leggings fabric. I lowered the front waist a little, which is normal for me. I think I still need to shorten the front crotch a little, below the curved style line, as a funny tuck is forming there. The only other thing is that I could take in the ankles a bit.
For the record, they took me about an hour to complete. Sadly, I did not have matching thread for my overlocker, and my overlocker is not that great, so I have some white stitching showing through on the seams that are under tension. I did have topstitching thread to match so I used my coverstitch for all the topstitching.
The fabric was substantial enough that I felt I could wear them on their own. I think they look very trim, but the camera disagrees and think that they highlight my pear shape. We all know that the camera lies, so I have cropped the photograph rather than argue with it anymore.
I think they could be styled with a flannelette shirt, but all my flanno shirts seem to have gone by the wayside.
I was hoping to bring you some great campfire shots, but it turned out that the weather was so mild that I did not need them until the last evening, and I had so much trouble gathering everybody up for dinner that night that I forgot to get a photo.