You know that time that you sewed a pair of Megan Nielsen’s Virginia Leggings to wear to yoga, but you thought that a photo shoot at an athletics track with you having a stretch and a jog would be a bit of fun?
Yes, that time when you hadn’t factored in that the athletics track would be all locked up! So, you gave your new leggings a test run (pardon the pun) in the athletics track car park.
Megan Nielsen’s Virginia Leggings include two different rises (natural waist and low rise/maternity) and two leg lengths (petite and long). I sewed the version one, which sits at the natural waist, and as I like a little bunching at the ankles, I added 2 inches (5cm) to the petite cutting line. This is the third time I’ve sewn these leggings and it’s a definitely TNT pattern for me.
The Virginia Leggings are a quick sew as there are only two pattern pieces – a leg piece and a waistband. I love having the separate waistband as it allows you to thread the elastic through, pin it in a loop, try the leggings on and adjust the elastic for comfort.
How fabulous is this fabric? With great recovery, wicking, anti-bacterial and odur-free properties, it’s not surprising it’s commonly used for activewear, dancewear and sports bras. This fabric was a birthday gift from the lovely Sarah last year (yes, I’ve been hoarding it since September!) but I’ve sourced (and purchased) like from Sew Squirrel recently.
My girls selected the pink and blue for gymnastics clothes and we all decided that we’d like a pair of leggings from the charcoal. If you’re a purple person, that’s available too. Just saying…
Pattern: Megan Nielsen’s Virginia Leggings (natural waist rise)
Size: Extra Small
Fabric: Similar can be purchased from Sew Squirrel
Alterations: I added 2″ (5cm) to the petite cutting line to ensure there was bunching at my ankles
Accessories: Merino french terry top (M6992) and Honey Cowl borrow from Sharon (but knitted by me!)
Photo Location: Ballarat