We've all seen them, right? Those viral Tiktok leggings that make any booty look absolutely amazing. But what if you could have the same effect but with you favorite Cadence Tights? You can! Follow along while I show what I did.
First take the back piece of your pattern and locate the crotch curve. Draw several lines in a fan pattern towards the back crotch curve. Then cut along those lines being careful to not cut all the way through and separate the pieces from each other. It should look like this.
Now fan them out like pictured and slip a blank sheet of paper underneath and trace your new pattern piece and cut it out. Make sure to make a mark of where to line up your original pattern piece with your new piece for when you cut out your fabric. When you line it up with your original pattern piece, it should look something like this.
Now cut out your leggings! Make sure you make a notch right below where you modified to mark where you want your clear elastic to end.
You also have the option of bringing the back yoke down into a point. I did it on one pair but not the other and preferred it with. But it's not necessary. It'll look something like this.
Now it's time to sew it up! Be sure to give your clear elastic a really good stretch first. When you sew the back crotch curve, start at the top and take a few stitches to secure the elastic and then pull the clear elastic as hard as you can while sewing. This part can be a bit tricky so make sure you don't accidentally cut your elastic on your serger knife. Ask me how I know lol.
TIP: Make sure your elastic stays between your left needle and your knife for max comfort when wearing your leggings.
When you get to your notch mark, pull your elastic to the left and sew the rest of the curve. After, cut your elastic as close to your seam as possible, being careful to not clip your stitches.
Now sew up the rest of your leggings like normal and you're done!
If you would like more help, feel free to check out my TikTok video of the hack here: