This is a review of the Seamster patterns Rose Hip Tights
Mari asked me to test her new tight pattern. Cool tights. Even at my age I love tights and have often admired the “cool” ones. Never bought them though. Too expensive for the ones that might fit me if I could even find them! I have several pairs of the plus sized plain tights. They seem to fit well when you put them on. You stand in front of the mirror in your bedroom and think ” that looks pretty good”. You realize when you bend down to put on your shoes, that was a mistake. They roll down a bit and you wiggle them back up. Little did you realize that when you get home from your evening out, that the only thing you remember from that wonderful night, was that you had to find a quiet corner so you could adjust those da$$n things. The tights waistband spent the evening down around the crotch or worse!!!! The tights come off and they either hit the garbage or the bottom of the drawer and you give up on wearing dresses and concentrate on making dressier pants. You might even have “funeral” pants instead of a funeral dress.
Cool tights! How fun is that. Mari’s instructions are that if you are in doubt, size down. I sized up for my first pair. Too big! I did my best to take them in and they are a lovely pair of tights. So I went back to trace the size XL. I was a 45″ hip last year! I did a 1inch addition at the center back waist line. I call this my “plumber butt” adjustment. I do this on almost every pair of pants I make. This pair is perfect. I can wear them all day and never never have to find a place to quietly adjust or wiggle them back up. I love that I can use 1 1/2″ elastic at the waist. I feel nice and secure with sturdy elastic. I love that the ankle does not bag. I love that all of my cool knits can be cool tights. I love that my tights are not in anyway sedate or ordinary. Complete strangers are stopping on the street to ask where I bought them.
I love the foot on these tights. There are no seams to rub anywhere in your shoes. There is a very very clever foot on these tights. I think I want to make a pair with stripes on the foot and plain on the rest of the tight. I also want to make a pair for my 6′ tall sister with her size 13 foot. She has way more problem than I do with fit.
Careful now. They are addicting! Now I have to find my skirt patterns!