Checked

Last month I made another order from So Sew English fabrics that included a fushia double brushed poly plaid fabric. I had no intentions on sewing up a pair of leggings with them, but I realized that, after cutting out a shirt (which I haven’t sewn yet), I had plenty enough left over to make a pair.

So I went back to my favorite legging pattern and whipped up a pair. Unfortunately, this fabric is not quite like the rest of the double brushed poly that I’ve been getting. Apparently, it doesn’t have nearly the same amount of stretch (I never checked it before I cut into it) and is much thinner. Consequently, this pair is much tighter on me than the rest and is also is quite see-through in some areas (being overstretched doesn’t help). To top it off, those checks make my legs look larger so they probably aren’t the most flattering, either. What does all this mean? This pair of leggings are for around the house only!