I am a firm believer that leggings are not pants. But these leggings are doing everything in their power to convince me otherwise. Holy cow are these comfortable! And bright! And happy! And comfortable!!!
I honestly haven’t had a pair of leggings up to this point that actually fit me well (I mean, come on, they’re super stretchy, what is there to fit, right? Wrong. They’re never long enough and always give me a slight wedgy. Not cool.) I drafted these (check out Miranda of One Little Minute’s tutorial on drafting your own leggings for a great how-to) and sewed them with 1″ negative ease out of scuba knit (it was labeled with the generic label of performance knit where I bought it, but I’ve seen the same material elsewhere with the slightly more specific label of scuba).
I’m afraid these are going to initiate a complete revamping of my daily wardrobe. I don’t really have anything the right length to wear with thick leggings (I’ve been gravitating to maxi skirts recently). This sweater worked for photos, but, since these are not pants, I won’t wear it out and about like this. So, I have a feeling there will be a series of tunic length tops being cranked out soon to wear with these leggings (and the 2 other pair for which I’ve already bought fabric). Because they are that awesome.