I made a pair of leggings for my daughter using a pair I bought for myself.
The original pair had some problem I could not live with, but I loved its fabric so much that I decided to keep them to use as material for another pair for my daughter.
I bought the pair of leggings from a nearby drugstore. They were folded and wrapped in a cardboard band, so I could not see the whole deal before I bought them. The second I opened the package at home, the problem was obvious--- terrible pattern matching!! The big borders did not match at all---or rather, it was as if the person was trying to connect a snowflake border to a dot border on purpose.
The fabric had the really cute pattern and warm, furry backside, so I thought it was worth remaking it to something else. So I just made a smaller pair of leggings, this time trying to match the borders as much as possible. I was so focused on matching borders horizontally, and I actually forgot about matching the snowflake patterns in the center front and back.
luckily, the center front doesn't look THAT bad---though of course, not anything close to acceptable if I was actually trying to match... (and the center back is worse.) But what's done is done, and the problem areas were mostly hidden anyway when my daughter dresses up in her whole winter gear.
Fabric: poly knit with furry back
Pattern: from a Japanese sewing book: "Mainichi kiru onnanokofuku" by Yuuki Katagai
Pattern modification: since the fabric was thick, I used one size bigger and shortened the legs.