So we all love our Kelsey leggings! And if you don't own this pattern, you will by the end of this tutorial! It really is a must have!
Okay so one you lovely ladies (don't ask me who, I have ADD) asked if there was a trick to adding the ruffles in a round (ruffle attached to the base of legging). Versus them being sewn onto the leggings. Now I will say that the way the Kelsey's are already written is by far the easiest way. But we totally understand that some prefer their ruffles in a round. So here is a super easy tutorial on how to this with our Kelsey's. Also note this could totally work on store bought leggings!! SWEET!!
So to start make your Kelsey's as written for regular leggings. (ie. why I said you can do this with store bought)
First, we are going to be drawing our ruffle placement lines on the bottom of the leg pieces.
We will now attach one of our ruffles to the bottom of the leggings.
Take the ruffle pieces, pin them right sides together, and sew along the short sides so we one continuous loop.
This is what your inside will look like.
Now on a side note, if you feel you have stretched your leggings out too much. lift each ruffle and add a row or two of shirring. This will help the leggings go back into shape. And the shirring will be hidden by the ruffles.
And if you need a quick lesson in shirring, along with a little dance party. Follow this link to video how to from the CKC girls.
Happy Sewing Y'all!