Leather / Wet look Leggings- DIY

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do it yourself' started by Couture.Retouch, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Couture.Retouch

    Couture.Retouch New Member

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    Has anybody made these for themselves yet?


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    Source: www.MyFashionLife.com


    I would love to make a pair with a few rows of pointy studs going around the ankle(weird, right?). But I have no idea where to start. Should I just use a regular legging pattern? And where do I find this kind of material?
     
  2. renegadelovers

    renegadelovers New Member

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    If you have no experience in patternmaking maybe just copy the pattern from an old pair of leggings, just open the seams and trace.
    Look for a type of spandex, they should have them in fabric stores.
     
  3. gius

    gius écrivain

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    i can't see the photo...
     
  4. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    I made some in stretch PVC which I got from Samuel Taylors in Leeds but I'm sure most big fabric shops will stock it. I used a pattern made from a pair of ordinary lycra leggings. The only problem was that they 'climbed' up my legs, so I put an elastic 'stirrup' on the bottoms to prevent this. After wearing them plain a few times, I put eyelets & lacing down the outsides to make them a bit more unusual. Sorry I can't post a picture but I can't think where I've put them! Seeing this thread reminded me, so will have to try to dig them out.
     
  5. Deborah

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    I love Samuel Taylors!! I have been thinking about making some leggings, is it hard to sew them?
     
  6. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    I found them pretty easy to sew, but would recommend a Teflon sewing foot when sewing the shiny side, for instance hems, waistband.
     

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