I have been so busy crafting there has been very little time for blogging! I do now have a lot to share with you now. 🙂 The first thing that I am going to share with you is the first item of clothing that I have made recently (ie the last 20 odd years!):
I have put finished in inverted commas because they are not finished (the ends are not sewn in etc).
To be honest I struggled with these. The leggings above are actually the second pair I attempted as the first were even worse!
I am not going to share the pattern that I used with you because I don’t want to mislead you. I am absolutely sure that there is nothing wrong with the pattern and everything wrong with me. I know this because I have since successfully made another pattern from the same source!
Although I have said that the fault lays with me I have got some excuses. The first, (and probably the main) is the material that I have used. Being meant for working out it needs to be stretchy – in 4 different ways. This in itself comes with its own problems:
This (so I believe) is a result of me over stretching the material as I sewed it.
Having since made another exercise piece I now think that the material I used for this project was not as good quality as I would ideally have liked. I bought this over the internet which meant that I couldn’t actually feel it before I bought it. It seems quite thin. Maybe I am clutching at straws and simply making excuses?
I also think that I was maybe a bit ambitious with this project as my first one for many, many years. Sewing with stretchy material is not quite as easy as using something like cotton that will not move as you sew it. Before you ask, yes I did tack all the seams to minimise the movement as much as I can.
I will however, be making this project again as I will not be beaten 😉 I just need to find the right material.