Here they are, our finished leggings!! These were so much fun (and easy) to make! We thought we would take a moment to share our feelings on the pattern and show off our leggings.
We love that all three of us have different body types, that way you can see a wider range of options for this pattern!
All of us are different shapes and sizes, plus we picked different options for each of our leggings!
Alexis went with the full length leggings and added the waistband pocket, however she moved it to the back band instead of the front. Dana chose to make the full length leggings as well, but she added the gusset and did not add the pocket. Dani made the color blocked version at the 3/4 length, with a gusset and no pocket.
If you followed along with our sew along, you know that we all omitted the clear elastic from our waistbands. You can read more about that step here!
Now we’ll tell you a little bit about our individual experiences making the Sloan Leggings.
Dani's Color Blocked Leggings
Hey Gang! Just to start out I will tell you about my sizing. I usually wear a size 16 and I made the size XXL. These leggings fit me perfectly! The only adjustment I made was a slightly smaller waist band. The reason why I made it smaller was because my fabric had so much stretch to it and I wanted them to stay up!
I chose the color blocked version so I had to slightly alter my yardage amounts too. I would suggest to you, if you decide to do the color blocked version, to trace the pattern pieces and figure out how much yardage you would need based off of your pattern sizes. All in all, this pattern was a great one to sew up. I’m already planning on making another pair!
Alexis' Laser Cat Leggings
Hey Guys! First off I need to say that this fabric is the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed with my eyes. No joke. You can’t go wrong with laser space cats, you just can’t. 😀
I really loved this pattern! The directions were super clear and Hey June’s illustrations are wonderful. I especially like the fact that there are three different size options (regular, tall, and petite).
I did find that because the highly elastic athletic wear that I used, I needed to take the leggings in a bit to insure a snug fit.
I really love the hidden waistband pocket! it’s such a convenient size, perfect for cash, or a small wallet. I’m thinking my next pair of Sloan Leggings are going to made from one of our mermaid scales!
Dana's Space Leggings
I love my space pants! I actually made this pair for my Halloween costume (I was a galaxy), and I’m so glad I did! It was such a comfortable (and easy) costume.
I ended up including the optional gusset in my pair, and I’m so glad that I did! The gusset really provides ease of movement, and if you plan to work out in your Sloan Leggings, I definitely recommend adding the gusset.