Burda 01/2018 #107 Footed Leggings.... only mine are sans feet. ;) Takes around 1 1/4 yards of fabric and I simply cut the front pattern piece off right there at the ankle line to delete the foot piece. Notice the awesome waistband. These are high waisted, which I LOVE, and no elastic. Yep, you read that right.... no elastic is in this waistband. I was both excited and skeptical to see if these would hold up as well as be comfortable with no elastic in there. They are both..... but ONLY if you chose the right fabric. I'll talk more about that a little later down in the post.
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Beth, Sunny Gal Studio, wrote about understanding Knit Fabrics at her blog, and then it all made sense. Scroll to the middle of her post to read her short paragraph about 1-way/2-way stretch vs. 2-way/4-way stretch. Evidently the sewing world has no definitive meaning about the stretch of knits and depending on the pattern maker, depends on which type of stretch they mean. In the future when Burda recommends 2-way stretch fabrics, I know they mean the type of fabric I would call 4-way stretch. The type that stretches both cross-grain and length-grain. As an aside, Beth has also written another, more in-depth article on Understanding Knits you can read here.
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2018 Burda Challenge project. Meg is doing a great job pulling together the monthly 'Challenge' projects logged at Burda's website, so you might want to see what others are creating, as well as be sure to log yours in there too if you should be participating in this project. We have some highly creative and talented folks in the Burda community, let me tell ya'!
new racerback tank top that was recently made.
Happy Sewing All! :)