Pleather(!) ‘Get Moving’ Leggings

Several months ago, I spotted this “wet look” black spandex blend among JoAnn’s performance fabrics and bought it with the idea of “pleather” ‘Get Moving’ Leggings in mind. Once I got home, I realized I was sort of intimidated by the thought of sewing it and wearing “pleather,” so the idea kept sliding to the bottom of my to-do list. I finally worked up the courage to give it a try and am kind of loving how fierce they make me feel without being too far outside my comfort zone!

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The only drawback is that the fabric’s stretch. It barely meets the 50% requirement cross-grain. And, while it has a small amount of stretch along the grain, it doesn’t have enough vertical stretch to be as comfortable as my other leggings. When I sit or squat, they pull down just a bit too much and I have to hike them back up when I stand. I ended up adding elastic into the waistband to help combat that problem. If you give this “wet look” spandex a try for ‘Get Moving’ Leggings, I definitely recommend sizing up since they’re pretty snug.

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Despite the tighter feeling, I really do like my new “pleather” ‘Get Moving’ Leggings. For today, I paired them with the Asymmetrical Drape Tunic I made in January, but I’m looking forward to dressing them up for date night!

Happy Sewing!!  ~  Joelle

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