For All You Noobs: Make Your Own Simple Leggings (PART 2 of 4)

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Design Process, The Dying Art of Sewing, Tutorials

PART 2: Blending line, making crotch curves, cutting out.

Get your shit together. If you happen to have some french curves or hip curves grab them and use them. Lay your paper with the plots on the ground or table or whatever and we’re going to create the ass and crotch curves as well blend the legs and cut the pattern out. *NOTE* A 3/8 inch seam allowance is already incorporated so don’t worry about it.

I’m gonna go really sloppy here but you should be able to get it.

To finish the ass and crotch curves, grab a french ruler like mine as seen in the slideshow.

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To the right of your grainline is the crotch curve and to the left of the grainline is the ass curve. Since leggins are very stretchy and forgiving you don’t have to have these curve lines exactly like mine, even though it helps. Mark the crotch side and butt side accordingly so that when we sew this together you won’t get confused.

In the slideshow, I show how I made these curves. Just copy what I did.

Then down the legs, where the dots are connected, you want to blend this to make a smooth line all the way down instead of a choppy jagged line.

Cut out after creating the top line from plots A, B, and C. Just connect these top dots and blend.

Where we left off.

Take your french curve and make a crotch and ass.

Blend the lines of the legs to make smooth curved lines.


Cut it out.

PART 3 of 4: Fabric slection, materials needes, cutting out the fabric using your pattern. Coming tomorrow.


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