Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Burda mag 01/2011-120 leggings

There's been a lot of chatter lately on Twitter about #oonapants, inspired by the lovely Kalkatroonan, of course.
I had to make some. Leggings are such a great instant gratification project. And I'm letting my coat muslin stew while I think over the alterations I need to make.
Since I don't have a well fitting pair of leggings to trace, I went with the leggings pattern from the 01/2011 issue of Burda magazine. I made the adjustments I commonly make for pants - lengthening the rise and scooping the rear crotch curve. The extra length was totally not needed, as these are drafted with a fairly high waistline. I ended up removing the extra I added and then some.
I added a fold over waistband, like Oona's. I had 'drafted' one previously for this skirt, and just used that. It's very simple to do this - you just need a band that is your waist measurement minus 2 inches for the width and twice your desired finished height. Add seam allowances and away you go.
I was worried that this crazy print would make my butt look huge, but I actually think it has more of a camouflage effect. Win! I'm not sure altering the crotch curve was necessary in a fabric with this much stretch, but the fit is good, so I'm keeping it. I'm also pretty darn pleased with my print matching back there. Can't even see the seam!
The inseam turned out really well, too. The upper part of the back inseam is a bit longer than the front, which makes for a good fit, but makes stripe matching impossible up there. Hopefully, no one is looking there, anyway!
You got a problem with my oonapants, yo?
When I finished these I thought to myself, "What have I done??" but I actually think I really like them. They are crazy comfortable and I actually think they are pretty fun. Maybe not typical for my wardrobe, but maybe, just maybe, I'll wear them out of the house after all. What do you think?

21 comments:

  1. your oona pants are rad&rocking. love it

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  2. Great plaid matching! They would be super cute & easy to wear out of the house with a black tunic top or even a casual black dress and those little boots you're wearing!

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  3. I LOVE THOSE. Now I wanna make #oonapants

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  4. These are funky. Good work matching the plaid!!

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  5. Awesome job! And you look great in them!

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  6. The more I look at them the more I love them! So fun. It is good to do something out of the norm on occasion.

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  7. Those are just cute as all getout! You have the figure to pull them off. Well, not OFF!

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  8. You look great in your new leggings. Also, fabulous job on the fabric matching.

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  9. Love them. I think they'd look great with a red tunic!!! Nice matching!

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  10. Wow! I'm been loving your posts - I've been so busy so I'm not commenting (as much) but I'm loving your new style:) Especially these! Crazy! But Love them!!! Great job!!

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  11. Fabulous the way you have got the matching checks.

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  12. You did a great job matching those checks! That's not a church outfit, but there's no reason they couldn't go to the supermarket, especially if you made Myra a matching pair of leggings! I think you'd love them with a red top for lots of contrast - and red looks wonderful with your hair.

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  13. What fun leggings. Great job on matching the seams.

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  14. They look super comfy and I love the pattern on that fabric. Fantastic!

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  15. The leggings look great on you! Definitely suitable for out of the house.;)

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  16. GIMMIE THOSE #OONAPANTS!!! that plaid is perfect! i went through the same thing with my legging... "these are crazy. CRAZY LIKE A FOX."

    most excellently done. i am suitably, ragefully jealous.

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  17. Oh, they're awesome! I want! And pattern matching, to boot!

    They look great, but if you're feeling shy, you can always wear them under a mini-skirt. That's probably the only way mine will ever leave the house... ;)

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  18. Oh goodness, I love these! That print matching at the back seam is incredibly impressive. Go you!

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