Luckily my kids’ school colors are some of my favorites. Red and Black. It seems to be pretty popular, since that is the school colors for A LOT of other teams in this area!
I do like to wear the colors when going to cheer them on, so I decided to make a new outfit. It needed to be comfortable, though, since we can spend over half the day at a pool play, or tournament play. Even when baseball and softball start up, it is still cold out. We don’t get the heat until June.
These leggings are made from a thick ponte with lycra in it. I used my own pattern, and added the strips down the side out of lambskin leather. I just cut it at the side, and added a 3″ strip. I had to use my sewing machine with this, since the serger doesn’t exactly cut through leather. After sewing the seam, I also topstitched each side down with a long straight-stitch. The seams are pretty solid that way.
The leather is soft with a lot of stretch to it. I haven’t throw these in the dryer, but I am able to wash them fine. I didn’t really subtract any from the sides, so they are not tight on me. I think that is fine, though. I was expecting less stretch in it, but it works.
Sorry this is blurry! I did a shaped waistline on it, but I still added some clear elastic at the waist in case the fabric was prone to stretching out. I could have taken a few inches off the waist, too. It is not overly tight, so I am glad I added the elastic.
The top is my Sneha tunic hack that I first showed here.
Right now I am working on a blazer test pattern for Wardrobe by Me, which will hopefully be released next week. I am a bit behind on that test, so I need to crank through it tonight and tomorrow night. It is going to be a nice classic black blazer with a little leather on it, because why not??
Then, I need to get my summer stuff done! By the end of April, we will be constantly running the kids at night, so my sewing time is going to slow to a crawl. The girl also needs some summer outfits. I need to have a more organized sewing plan, so I will be working on getting that done. I seem to have crafting ADD too much, and then I can’t focus on what to make!