Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Too Big For My Britches (Leggings)

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.


RanchHouse said...

Great save. and near idea. I flew at least 30 trips last year The only time I got a compliment on an airport outfit was with leggings and very short denim dress. I did see that employees flew in uniform. I remember one saying she was required. Odd that shorts on man were accepted.

Chickie Walsh said...

Dress codes never seem to make sense to me, it is so subjective. I couldn't believe hearing about leggings in the news.

whatthesew said...

Small changes can make big differences, and no-one will see those triangles.

TracyKM said...

I couldn't find out if the shorts were against employee dress code. United was just following their own policy for employees and pass holders. But I would love to know if the shorts were actually on the acceptable list for those travelling with a pass.
Many of my pants fit in the back but not so much in the tummy. Which I had a bigger booty LOL.

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks @whatthesew, I don't think anyone will see them either. Momma needs to be comfortable, y'know what I mean.

@TracyKM, I was wondering the same thing! I don't think we will ever know the whole story! What a scandal! haha

cfortin said...

Nice solution to a common problem :-)

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