I used my usual method of picking a size in a knit - I wrapped the fabric around myself and measured that. This time I wrapped it around the top of my thigh. Then I measured from crotch to crotch on the pattern. My measurement was actually smaller than the smallest size there. I was a little suspicious, but carried on anyway. I took the supremely lazy way out and simply traced off the second smallest size (36) figuring the extra width could act as my seam allowance.
The bottom was a little loose, so I sliced a totally arbitrary amount off the bottom 6" or so from each legs inseam. Apart from that they seemed to fit pretty perfectly as leggings. I wore them for whole day and was totally comfortable.
For the waistband, I used a swimwear-type treatment; I serged on some elastic to the wrong side.
Then I flipped over and I was planning on zig-zagging it, but I happened to have wooly nylon in my bobbin and the twin needle my machine already. It actually made for a pretty nice finish! I used a 1-1 ratio on the elastic to fabric, since there is already some negative ease in the pattern. It looks wavy here, but looks fine when it's on me.
The legging hems are too small to fit comfortably around the free-arm of my machine, so I turned the leggings inside out, and then hemmed the inside of the loop.
This might be totally obvious to some, but I remember reading about this method when I wanted to hem my jeans on my featherweight (which doesn't have a free-arm) and I honestly don't know if I would have thought of it myself, so I'm passing along the tip.
The leggings seem to be mid-calf length in the magazine picture but when I pulled mine on they went all the way to my ankle. Hmmm
Then I went for a run in them
Can you see the problem? They did that annoying legging thing of working their way down my leg. If I pulled them up so they only come to my mid-calf, they don't fall down anymore. It's OK as a workaround, but if I make them again, I'll give myself a little more room in the rear and thigh area. I think I was probably pretty sloppy with my measurements the first time around.
So that's it! Fastest make ever. Happy Sewing everyone!