you were either a winx
or a w.i.t.c.h
this makes me feel old.
Does anyone know that show? where there were this group of chicks and they were trolls or something and they had these bracelets with beads and they just threw a bead and said a spell and thats pretty much all i remember.
OH MY GOD HOW COULD I FORGET
I was W.I.T.C.H.
Hey there. No problem! You are actually my first message on tumblr so pretty cool!
I bought tights from WeLoveColors.com because they have a large selection of options. I selected the microfiber ones because they are the thickest sturdiest of their tights.
I tried one of the pairs on and marked how wide I wanted the stripes. I took them off and remarked using an average length of the other marks. I would recommend putting on the other pair just so they are stretched out the same. Mark the other tights in the same way. Cut the tights into round strips all the way up to the waist band.
Stack the tights alternating colors. And start sewing. I used my machines tricot stitch. You could use a narrow zigzag stitch if you don’t have that. The hard part about this method is that as you go up the leg it gets tighter. The stitch doesn’t stretch as much as the fabric and you end up with the michelin man look. So to address this I pre-stretched the upper rings by hand. I also put my presser foot at full pressure. Additionally I stretched the as I was sewing. In the end when I tried them on my sister I ended up ripping some the seams when I pulled on them but that was fine because of nature of the stitch is a triple lock stitch. So if one stitch breaks the whole thing isn’t going to come apart. *This does not apply to zigzag stitch
The only additional thing I have to say is watch the height of the tights on the waist you won’t need as many stripes as the tights were originally tall since the waist on the skirt is so low.
The key to this method is being super proactive about stretching the tights as you go. Stretch them way more than you think you need them to.
Thanks for asking!