My Smarty Pants cheat: Leather Leggings

The Monthly Stitch February challenge terrified me! I used Style Arc Wallis Pant to make Leather Ponte Leggings. I know that this is sort of cheating because they are not really pants with all the techniques and details, but I had a fitting fail in my attempt at Colette Clovers.

I broke all of my usual rules with this muslin this time. I used fabric from Black Ponte Knit and Perfection Fused Leather from and sewed the size 4 exactly as recommended except I added 1 inch to the length.

It sewed easily on my machine with a microtex needle and regular machine foot. I pinned the fabric carefully in the seam allowances.

I wore these all day Sunday and they were warm and kept me dry while running errands in the rain. I plan to sew another pair soon in the rest of the ponte knit, this time no leather. I liked sewing with the leather and the pattern was very easy, but how many pairs of leather pants does one regular Seattle mom need.

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12 thoughts on “My Smarty Pants cheat: Leather Leggings

  1. Wow! GREAT make!!! Love that you included the fabric, too, so we can go looking. As to how many a Seattle woman needs – as many as she likes! One for wearing, one in the wash, one for thinking about wearing next time… You get the idea! 😉


  2. These are great! I never would have thought to pair leather and ponte knit like that – they look great together, and super comfy as well as stylish. 🙂 Nice job!


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