The Pattern and the Leggings
I feel like the Peg Legs are a cult classic of Patterns for Pirates fans and after making them this week, I can see why. They are a free pattern including a free add on pack with a ton of different options. The original pattern features both a high and low rise and three lengths – shorties (for shorts), capri and full length ankle. There is then an add on pack with a contoured waistband, gusset, waistband pocket, patch pocket, and side panel option. All of this for free! That in and of itself is a good reason to give this pattern a try.
I chose to sew up the high waisted regular version and added on the contoured waistband. In hindsight, I wish I would have added the gusset – I think that’s what really makes something “activewear” for me. It has a different look at the crotch than a non-gusseted pair of leggings. As such, I feel like I’ll need to wear this with a longer tank to provide enough coverage. Also, I should have probably paired the lower rise with the contoured waistband. These are even higher waisted than the Avery leggings from last week! I suppose you’d rather have something higher waisted than too low waisted in this department!
While I think I still like the Avery Leggings better, these are an awesome option – especially because they’re free! These to me feel a little more longewear leggings/wear with a tunic leggings while the Avery leggings feel like workout leggings to me. I think a lot of that has to do with the gusset and the shaping.
I used another cut of the Pinecrest Fabrics Moisture Wicking Supplex. This fabric is amazing and this time I used a denim colored version. This fabric was playing right side/wrong side trickery with me. I think my leggings are shown with the wrong side facing out and the waistband is right side facing out – I wish I could say that I did this on purpose, but it actually looks pretty awesome.
I’ve worn this pair and my pair from last week to work out a few times and I am so impressed with the quality of the fabric. I’ve mentioned this before, but my biggest hold up in sewing my own activewear was the fabric and to find a solid fabric base that really mimics my ready to wear has been such a good surprise!
Their supplux is 270 gsm which makes it totally opaque and comfortable to wear. It gives a nice “hugged” feel similar to RTW leggings that I love.
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Pinecrest Fabrics kindly sent me the fabric used in my Peg Legs free of charge, but as always, all opinions are my own.
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