I think it is easy to know which patterns I favor. McCall's just are the bomb for me! 7122 is a basic raglan sleeved top, dress and leggings pattern. I've made two dresses and a tunic, now time for leggings!
These leggings have one piece to them--yep, one! There are no side seams and the waistband it attached. I purchased a yard of rather stretch scuba knit from Hancocks and got to work. I had to lop about six inches off the bottom but I think the length is perfect for spring, summer, and fall. This is a VERY economical pair of pants! The fabric was half-price and the elastic was from my stash so these cost about $5!!! And, they are VERY comfortable. SCORE!!!
1. Length--see above
2. Waistband casing--You can see where I serged the edge. I know it's unnecessary, but at first I was going to make the casing and decided against it. Here is what I did instead: eliminated the casing and choose to attach the elastic directly to the waistband by zig-zagging it to the top most portion of the garment, fold to the inside and then use a triple stretch stitch to secure to the pants. I have an almost ripple free waisband that lies flat, doesn't roll, and is neat and tidy. Love it!
3. I ended up taking these in about 1/2 on each inseam to get a closer fit. That means a total of about an inch on each leg from the crotch to the hemline. If you have really narrow legs, check that out before making your final seam. I could have gone tighter but I like how these look. If I was tucking them into boots, I would take them in more.
4. I broke out the pesky cover stitch machine and used that on the hemline.
Cut out to pulling them on took about one hour--seriously! That is it! A fast and gratifying sew!
Thanks for reading. And no, I won't show you a full on butt shot, I don't want to give anyone nightmares!!!