Today I quickly made up my patterned pants - I based them on a one piece legging pattern, but leggings are not my thing so I made these larger - they are more elastic waist pants, but without the bulk around the waist that normally happens with elastic waist pants. So I am really pleased with them from this perspective.
I also used these pants as an exercise in learning to fit my small flat bottom. There were only the crotch and inner leg seams to play with, but this is really the two places I need to alter.
I'll photograph the pants on me tomorrow and blog about the alterations for those of you who are interested.
HOW TO WEAR LEGGINGS
Thumbs down went to very thin leggings worn only with shorter tops - just blouses or tops - whether young or old. Some commented that it is not a pretty sight to see it "all" through these garments, that can be quite revealing. (I get really nauseated when I see the entire female outline of bits you shouldn't be showing, on display). I quite agree. One comment was about obese people wearing the short top/legging look - and that this is commonly worn by this cohort. Unfortunately, this has been my observation as well. I try to think that perhaps they can't find anything else to fit, but surely a little cover up over them could be found.
Some of you are wearing leggings/jeggings but with other clothes and find them great to wear - I agree, leggings can look nice, but worn with other garments such as dresses or tunics. Worn by themselves, they look more like stockings - not really a good look.
Leggings are not my style - I do have a pair, but they are to take on holidays with me to slip on underneath a dress should the weather change suddenly form warm to cool.
|With a swirly dress|
|With a tunic|
That's all for tonight - it has been one of those days where I have been busy but don't seem to have done much.
Sarah Liz :)