Greetings, sewists of the universe! In this installment of Work in Progress, I insert a triangle crotch gusset in a pair of leggings.
Since sewing my Made-to-Measure leggings last year, I’ve been hot to hack them in different ways. And, my No. 1-to-do hack is adding a crotch gusset. I love this feature in RTW leggings for the comfort it adds. I used a gusset tutorial from our sewing pal, Johanna Lundstrom of The Last Stitch, from her active wear book.
In other WIP business, I also do a little fabric haul, with goodies purchased from Fabric.com. I get into what I’d like to make with each fabric, too.
Without further ado, here’s the latest WIP vlog:
Here are links to all the goodies mentioned:
I talk about the underwear muslins; here’s background: Work in Progress: Sewing Underwear, Part 2.
Check out my last (and first) pair of Made-to-Measure leggings: Made-to-Measure Leggings: Online Sewing Class Review.
This is Zede and Mallory Donahue’s Facebook Group; IMO, it’s the best sewing group out there.
Here’s the purple leggings fabric from Joann. The pink (for the muslin with the gusset) is the same fabric but in a different colorway.
Should you be interested, here’s Johanna book: Sewing Activewear: How to make your own professional-looking athletic wear.
While you’re at it, here’s are social links for Johanna and The Last Stitch: Instagram, YouTube, website.
Here are links to my favorite tracing paper and Elmer’s glue, should you be interested. And here’s a post where I show how I put glue to work in my sewing practice: The Fastest Way to Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns [VIDEO].
Here’s a Creative Grids ruler similar to the one I have; it’s 3.5 by 6.5 inches. Amazon has lots of Creative Grids rulers on offer. And here’s the conference where I got my lil’ ruler in a swag bag: 5 Sew Pro convention takeaways for every sewist.
I also used the pink knit for the leggings to sew a reversible dress: Simplicity 8379: The Manta Ray Dress.
Here’s the Robert Kaufman French terry on Amazon.
Here’s the Simplicity tunic sweater I keep yakking about: Simplicity 8738: A Sweater for Non-Knitters. Should you be interested, here it is for sale.
Here are Amazon’s search results for “Robert Kaufman Laguna stretch cotton jersey knit fabric.” Like I said/showed, I’m using black for my underwear, but if you check out this link, you’ll see lots of other colors.
It’s the Telio Ashmore rib sweater knit.
Here’s the Lola sweater dress from Victory Patterns.
Behold rainbow flannel! 🌈 And here’s a post about rainbows, too: 12 Rainbow Clothes Ideas That Won’t Make You Look Like a Child.
Here’s my Darling Ranges flannel dress. Sooooo warm: Timber! The Lumberjill Dress: Darling Ranges in Flannel.
Get stitching those totes adorbs holiday light bulb pillows.
DIY holiday ornaments.
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