I was pretty excited when Helen’s Closet released the Avery leggings! I always have issues with my leggings rolling down, and the high rise view looked like it would hit at an ideal spot for me and possibly prevent that. I bought the pattern right away, ordered the same fabric from one of the samples…and then it all sat for months.
It was silly to wait so long, because these were very quick to sew together! I’ve never made leggings before, and they came together in about an hour.
The first step in the instructions is the gusset. I read in reviews from a few people that this is tricky, but I did mine on the serger and had no issues.
I did make a pretty rare careless mistake when sewing the waistband, which was serging the fronts together and the backs together instead of the fronts to the backs. I didn’t realize until several steps later and decided I just didn’t care. Since the pieces didn’t look that different, I just kept moving.
WELL, they’re pretty much perfect. They do hit at the exact right spot on my waist and they don’t budge. I put them to the test during a yoga class and they didn’t roll down once. VERY EXCITING. The fabric from La Mercerie is fantastic – it’s a great weight and it doesn’t become sheer when stretched. I’ll definitely be ordering more.