So, I drafted a leggings pattern using this tutorial!
I used this Cotton Spandex knit from... GirlCharlee! Where else, right?
This is really more of a fabric suited to a t-shirt, as it's somewhat thin. I really only wear these around the house or with a skirt over top.
What is going on with the side shape of my butt? I guess that's probably some underwear lines!
Overall, the drafting tutorial is really straightforward. I think I either mis-measured my rise, or I didn't fully take into account the stretchiness of the fabric, but BOY that rise is HIGH (and I love me a high-rise). I actually ended up chopping a whole SIX inches off and it's still hitting at my belly button. I also need to adjust the back curve, because there is a bubble above my butt and it looks weird. Again, since I don't generally wear these in public, it's probably ok. In all, this was a fun exercise in dabbling in drafting, and I'd like to continue to tweak the pattern for a better fit!
I also made a second pair in my favorite 85/15 poly/spandex material:
I call these my "smurf" leggings. They're pretty sturdy, and you can see I paired it with my Pneuma tank with matching bra. I'm like a modern day big city gym-princess. Or something.
In any case, I must admit I felt pretty fancy wearing my coordinating outfit to the gym, and that it was all handmade by me!