I was totally inspired by these Han Solo leggings over at Set to Stunning. I do love FabricOnDemand, but in a recent stash inventory, I realized I had everything I needed right in the pile already! So I got to digging.
I thought, there is NO WAY I’m going to individually stitch on every one of those lines. I read up on Corellian Bloodstripes, and did a little math, that’s a LOT of individual pieces. So I came up with a reasonable facsimile:
On my trusty Brother machine, I zigzagged lines about an inch apart across a 12″x12″ piece of red spandex. Yep, in this hobby, you’ve got red spandex just laying around. I know real Corellian Bloodstripes are farther apart but damn, those zigzag lines took FOREVER. Then, I cut strips 1.25″ wide out of the length. Since I’m short as hell, I only need about two and a half of each of these per leg.
I cut the legs out of a huge hoard of navy blue spandex I have, I think left over from this Gambit bodsyuit. Well, actually, it’s not a leggings pattern, but it’s the bottom half of this bodysuit with some adjustments made to make the crotch not-weird. I centered these strips down the middle of each of the legs and used the hem-sized WonderUnder to hold it down, which was a terrible idea because to get it hot enough to melt, the iron started melting the spandex. Fail one. My original intent was to zigzag down the sides of them for a satin stitched look. This was also a terrible idea and failed miserably. So, I ended up folding the edge of the blue spandex over and enclosing the edge of the red. It looks good! So I think that’s a decent recovery.
I serged up the sides, but you could easily zigzag them too. I added a simple rectangle as the waistband, I just measured the top of the finished leggings, subtracted 2″, and cut a rectangle that length and 4″ tall. Folded it over, serged it on, done!
Here is a close up picture of them on my butt. There are only so many ways to show what these things look like.
And here is a picture of me being some weird Hank Venture Han Solo crossover:
Take an hour and make your own stretchy pants, don’t pay $100 for the Star Wars license and some printed spandex! Man, people sure do love those things.
ps I KNOW THERE IS AN S ON THE END, POSSIBLE HATERS, ITS AN ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT REFERENCE