I also made myself some black maternity leggings. I needed some good leggings that were comfortable and thick. I used a free pattern that doesn’t seem to be available anymore. I just lowered the front rise and sewed on a band that goes over my belly. They are quite comfortable, stretchy, and sturdy. I’ve been on the search for a sturdy knit that doesn’t pill which means it can’t have a lot of polyester. There are hardly any Ponte de Roma knits that aren’t 100%. Well on black Friday I got some feathered black Ponte knit from Joann’s that had only 10% polyester. I was very excited and nervous to use it. I made these leggings ind December and after more than weekly wear, I can happily say that these leggings have NOT started pilling. They are fading slightly at the knee, but that doesn’t bother me. I am really happy about this discovery and GOOD Ponte knit fabric.
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!