Rodarte S/S 2009 through Style.com

What you’ll need:
Cutting board, ruler, white gel pen (or any fabric marker), scalpel or fabric scissors, pattern, victim leggings, and about five bucketload and a half of patience.

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I was going to explain how to do the maths of the grid, till I realised I don’t know past addition and subtraction.

Print out the pattern on heavy paper.

Cut out only the grey area and discard cutouts.

Using the template, turn the leggings inside-ou and mark pattern where you wish to cut.

Using scalpel or scissors, cut out the pattern. Scissors are about 304 times easier and faster to operate. Oh, NEVER stretch and cut. Always cut at the natural tension.
Repeat for both legs (Actually, I tried it on when I was done with one leg and that was pretty dang cool too. If your bucket of patience decides to evaporate or boil out, then you could stop there and rock the demi look)

Fabric tips: I chose a elastic/semi-shiny leggings… Well, If you want to add another 5 hours sealing off the edges with a candle, don’t get them. Rodarte obviously had theirs laser-cut, so there’s no beating that. Also avoid cotton leggings as well – mucho fray and no easy way of seal. The best would be semi-thick material (faux leather or semi-shiny pvc) which doesn’t have too much elasticity.

Too much elasticity may end up in making the diamonds look like round holes which is just a glorified fishnet. Mine’s semi like that, you probably can see…

Goood duck!