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« on: May 10, 2011 10:38:13 AM »

I didn't really like leggings in the past, but I saw all this great stretch fabric and had to make some this winter (I'm a little late posting heh). They've grown on me since then. I made my own pattern by tracing a pair of tight pants. Some patterns just have an inseam seam, but I went with ones on the side too to keep my stripes less distorted front and back, and for more shaping. This made me a bit obsessive about matching the pattern on the sides though.

These are the only ones I didn't match the stripes - they alternate instead. I'm not a fan of how they line up on the inside, but as a whole these are my favorite I think.









It's hard to see, but this burgundy fabric has sheer black stripes (looking flesh tone here), so if I wore other color tights underneath they would peek through.





I used this pair for some semi-abstract photos, and I really like the result:






Thanks for looking! Comments and critiques welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011 11:09:16 AM »

They are all great! You did an amazing job matching the lines on them!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011 11:26:00 AM »

I really like the abstract pics.  If I didn't know that they were leggings I'd be a bit confused.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011 11:58:48 AM »

Leggings are my favorite. I love them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 06:19:31 PM »

those are super cool.

..and that last picture is fantabulous!
you could totally frame it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011 07:15:06 AM »

I adore the blue striped leggings, they're really original imho, and I've seen a lot of leggings. I'm totally obsessed.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011 09:16:57 AM »

Those are all very cool! Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011 09:36:20 AM »

Thanks everyone!

I adore the blue striped leggings, they're really original imho, and I've seen a lot of leggings. I'm totally obsessed.

I think that's part of the reason I actually wear these (even though I didn't like leggings much before). Always seeing girls in the same leggings just seems so boring to me.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011 04:45:52 AM »

These are so cool! I've never seen striped leggings like this before. The black and rainbow ones remind me of starburst candy canes.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011 09:55:28 AM »

I think that's part of the reason I actually wear these (even though I didn't like leggings much before). Always seeing girls in the same leggings just seems so boring to me.

For sure! I've always liked leggings because I prefer to wear dresses and skirts, but I'm too active to get away with it without flashing people. I'm also a huge fan of leg warmers, i feel like the two combined with a dress make a comfortable alternative to pants and shirt.
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