Hello Refashion Co-op. This post is about leggings. Leggings that fit all over except the waist. They're supposed to be super comfy but these just didn't have enough tummy room for me.
I didn't know United Airlines was going to have a huge leggings incident this past weekend, but it made my refashion more timely.
They were a bit long so I used the extra length to add some room to the waistband. I cut a few inches off the bottom of the legs and re-hemmed them. I added a triangle shape from the cut off pieces to each side of the pants.
I did this with a couple pairs of leggings. They are perfect for home, exercise, pajamas.... but they were just a little too tight around the waist. (More exercise could probably help this problem too.)
I cut off the extra length from the legs. I could have used any knit material, if I didn't have this extra to play with.
I cut out two small triangles from the ends. The size of the triangle would depend on how much tummy room you needed.
I matched up the triangles to the cuts I made in each side of the pants. I sewed them in. They didn't fray so they didn't need to be finished on the edges, but that would look neater.
I did a lounge test while my toddler destroyed the house and the leggings performed very well.
Thanks for reading, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.