Cal Patch: leggings 4/13

Cal Patch: leggings 4/13

150.00

Make Your Own Leggings 

Taught by the amazing Cal Patch, author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified

People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don't even need a serger to sew with knits. Cal will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we'll stitch up a first draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings. You'll never buy them off the rack again! Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt.

  • Day & Time: Saturday 10:00 - 4:30 (half hour for lunch) 

  • Date: April

  • Teacher: Cal Patch 

  • Supplies:

    For the pattern:
    Pad or roll of paper, at least 14″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
    Pencil/eraser/sharpener
    Scissors (for paper)
    Ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
    Tape Measure
    Clear tape

    For the leggings:
    1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for fit sample (most likely will become a "wearable muslin")
    1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for finished leggings
    Thread to match
    1 yard 1/2" elastic (or enough to go around your waist)
    Basic sewing kit: Scissors (for cutting fabric), pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk

    *note: most stretch jersey is 58/60" wide, and will be wide enough to cut both legs out of one length. If your thigh circumference is more than 30" you'll need twice the length (2 1/2 yards).

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