This time around, I wanted them to extend fully to my ankles. I also wanted them to be snug, but not revealing each and every bump and dimple. When I followed the pattern instructions for drafting, they work out to be more of a zero ease garment than negative ease. There were tons of wrinkles in the knees. I had no idea how to not have a wad of fabric each time I bent my knee. Hmm, not quite what I wanted. So, they sat in my UFO pile for ages.
Until one day, I had the brilliant idea to lay my great fitting powerstretch fleece leggings against them and cut away (with seam allowances accounted for. When I did this, the bit I took off looked rather like a fish eye dart. It tapered to nothing at the crotch and was quite wide through the thigh and knee and calf, tapering again to the ankle. Pretty interesting, not what I would have thought, since my first incarnation had total curves to fit the curve of my body. It's good to experiment and see how things actually need to work vs. how they do in your head.
The results, are fabulous! I feel so good in them! SO GOOD!
Now what's the other key difference? ;)