Maider’s Leggings Sewalong – Cose Conmigo Leggings por Maider

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I made leggings following a Sew-Along hosted by the sweet and talented Maider, who I have had the pleasure of meeting during our Northern-Spain-Bloggers-Meetup on Boxing Day… You can find pictures and the story about that here and here. I didn’t write a post about this, because I didn’t take any pictures… 

Hizé leggings apuntandome por el cose-conmigo de Maider, una chica muy maga y con mucho talento, que estaba encantada de conocerle durante el Encuentro Costurero-Blogero en Bilbao el 26 de diciembre. Hay fotos y una pequeña historia del día en los blogs de las otras chicas. Yo olvidé la cámara entonces no tengo fotos de ese día geníal…
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Seeing how Maider is a Basque blogger, writing in Basque, Spanish and English, I will write this blog post both in English and Spanish, because she will be linking to our posts and I want her readers to understand what I have to say. Well sort of, because my Spanish is really not as good as it should be after living here for over 2 years… Here goes nothing.

Intentaré de escribir este post en Castellano también porque muchos de los seguidores de Maider son españoles y quiero que me entendeís. Pues, más o menos, intentaré… 

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So Maider is hosting a Leggings Sew-Along using only your personal measurements to make leggings. I don’t really have a need for more leggings, I already have 1 pair and some different coloured stockings, so I decided to play a bit with the pattern so I would end up with lounge pants/tennis pants. I usually run around the house in my too short, blue reindeer pyjama pants. Not a very attractive sight out of the bedroom. (It’s not very attractive in the bedroom either, but at least they are appropriate there). The people that I live with me owe you a lot of thanks, Maider!
Maider está haciendo un cose-conmigo de Leggings, usando tus propias medidas y nada más! No necesito más leggings en mi vida, ya tengo 1 par y algunas medias en colores diferentes, entonces decidí de jugar un poco con el patrón para acabar con un pantalón para llevar en casa o para ir al clase de tenis. Normalmente, en casa, llevo el pantalón de mi pijama que queda un poco corto, con ciervos azules… No es mi look más favorable… Mi familia tiene que agradecer a Maider por elevar un poco la estética en casa…

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To do this, I didn’t use my ankle-measurement, but just used my knee measurement (without reducing 10%) as my ankle measurement. I also added 3 cm to the bottom because I want these pants to end on my shoes, not my ankles. I should have added 5 cm because I think 3 cm is barely long enough, without even hemming the legs.
Para conseguir este resultado, no medí mi tobillo pero usé la medida de la rodilla (sin diminuir 10%) como medida del bajo. Añadí 3 cm abajo porque sino, quedaría un poco corto el pantalón, pero al final tuvé que añadir 5 cm porque el bajo es muy muy justo, sin dobladillo…

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I also added a wider waistband than what Maider shows in her tutorials, because I like a wide waistband and I wanted to add a ribbon. To do this, I drew a waistband of 16 cm high (7cm + 1 cm seam allowance each side) Before sewing the waistband on, I made two buttonholes to pull a ribbon through. I went for HOT PINK, because that colour is just HOT and it contrasts really nice with the grey of the pants.
Además, añadí una cinturilla un poco más ancha que la del CC y quería incluir un lazo. Dibujé una cinturilla de 7 cm (entonces pieza de tela de 16 cm: 2X(7+1) y la largura siguiendo la clase de Maider). Hizé dos ojales en el centro antes de unir la cinturilla y el pantalón. Opté por un lazo de color HOT PINK, porque es un color HOT, y el contraste con el gris da un poco de alegría. 

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I did use a different order for sewing the pants together. I have followed 2 tutorials (the other one is Make My Pattern) on pants now and they both have you sew up the leg seam first and then the crotch seam, making you put one pant leg in the other and then sew. I do the opposite. I first sewed front and back center seam, and then I sew both leg seams in one smooth movement, as you can see here.
No cosé el pantalón como Maider. Ya he hecho 2 pantalones de manera CC (el otro era de Make My Pattern) y las dos dicen de coser primera las piernas y después las unes. Yo hago al revés. Primero coso el centro delante, después el centro atrás y al final cose las dos piernas enseguidas. Un dibujo para explicar sería un poco más fácil, no?

The fabric came from my favourite fabric store, Rafael Matías in Bilbao. It is a sort of fuzzy sweater knit, that I would use for making baby clothes if I ever felt inclined to do so… (Not having babies is a great way to avoid baby sewing).
La tela es de mi tienda favorita, Rafael Matías en Bilbao. Es una tela para coser sweaters o sí algun día me apetecería, haría ropa de bébé con este tipo de tela. (Pero no tengo bébé, entonces no hace falta que hago ropa de bébés…)

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Once I finished the pattern, which took less than an hour, I sewed these pants up in about 1.5 hours (I’m a very slow sewer and get easily distracted by almost anything). So if I am ever in need of sweat pants or leggings, I can now make these in no time!
Dibujar el patrón duró menos que una hora y coser el pantalón me costó una hora y media, pero coso muy lento y estoy despistada cada 3 segundos). Cuando quiero otro par de leggings o pantalón de chandal, usaré este método.

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I suggest you all head over to Maider’s blog to check out all her other projects and start making some leggings! If you finish before 31st of January, you can enter the contest (I don’t know the details, so don’t know if it’s worldwide).

Thanks for a great pattern Maider, I hope I win!

Ahora, todo el mundo al blog de Maider para ver sus projectos y para hacer leggings! Si acabaís antes del 31 de enero, puedes entrar en el concurso!!

Muchas gracias Maider por un CC estupendo! A ver si me toca la suerte!

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10 thoughts on “Maider’s Leggings Sewalong – Cose Conmigo Leggings por Maider

  1. Love your version! The waistband with the ribbon is very cute 🙂 Thanks for sharing your sewing proccess. It seems that the photshoot was funny, wasn't it? Don't forget to add your link to my post (I'l write a post on monday to share all your versions).
    Thank you very much for your participation Wendy!!!!!

  2. Que entrada más divertida. me encantan tus fotos tan dinámicas. Es una gran idea coser un pantalón de chandal, creo que te la voy a copiar. Es de agradecer que también hayas escrito el post en castellano y no debes preocuparte porque no esté perfecto, porque así tu también vas aprendiendo más.bss

  3. Great post!!! Love it. And so good of you to write in Spanish too. Your ´”spoken” Spanish is much better, I have to say, but anyone can understand what you are writing. Way to go!
    About the leggings: Excellent pair, very sporty and good looking!

  4. Gracias! Me gustan los tuyos también, los con flores especialmente, muy especial! Y mis post seguirán en Ingles creo, porque me cuesta muchisimo escribir castellano… Hablar es mejor… Pero si hay algo especial, igual lo traduzco en español… Bss

  5. Hi Rachel, thanks! Hope you are doing well, it's been a while since I read anything from you…
    To be honest, I have to change the ribbon because right now it's just a piece of bias binding in there but I want a real ribbon, I just haven't had time to go to a haberdashery…
    I was in gymnastics when I was little and I really loved it (I still do, obviously) but I wasn't very good at it. And I went to an all-girl school, so we did a lot of gymnastics there too…

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