Flower print yoga leggings pattern

September 20, 2016 5 Comments

Flower print yoga leggings pattern

September 20, 2016 5 Comments

Floweprint mesh leggings pattern

Floweprint mesh leggings

My quest for drafting the perfect leggings pattern has been an ongoing process, and I finally feel like I’ve nailed it! (give or take a few minor tweaks).

Floweprint mesh leggings

On this project I went a bit nuts, mixing three different fabrics, a cotton/lycra rasterized flower print, black power mesh and black wickaway poly/lycra for the waistband. I’m so happy I did, because I really like how they turned out!

Floweprint mesh leggings

Floweprint mesh leggings

Since I was already going big, I added drawstrings to the hem. Just a fun detail, I did something similar on these leggings.

Floweprint mesh leggings

I also put my new Janome Coverpro to full use, by utilizing the flipside of the 3-threaded coverlock to create a flatlock effect similar to the RTW activewear look. It was a bit tricky getting the topstitch seam to align exactly with seamline, but apparently Janome has an attachment to help with this. I might look into that in the future.

 

Floweprint mesh leggings

The pockets have enough room for a cellphone and a wallet

Floweprint mesh leggings

Other versions of this pattern

Yoga leggings with mesh inserts

Running shorts

Flower print yoga shorts

 

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  • Bracken September 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    These are just fantastic. I love them!

    • Johanna September 22, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Thank you!

  • Gwen September 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I’m so impressed and inspired. I’d love to know how you made your hem ties / ruching. I have some power mesh in my stash and have been dreaming of some ideas for inserts in my dance leggings. I’m also going to be drafting a yoke. I just think that’ll be a fun look at the CB. It’s fun to look over my RTW and take some styling queues. Years ago, I copied a pair of leggings that had a double waistband that was essentially two pieces on the fold, stacked atop eachother. No elastic. You know, that’s quite comfy! Though, not if you get sweaty… ha! It would be fun to collaborate and learn from each other.

    • Johanna October 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Thank you! I’m actually in the beginning stages of writing an ebook with sewing techniques for activewear and those ties are on the the tutorials that will be included in the book. And I remember those folded waistbands, they were really popular! Burdastyle magazine had a pattern with simple folded waistband that I used several times, I agree they were really comfortable, but mine didn’t hold up for more strenuous stuff if I recall correctly. I say go for the power mesh, it’s really fun to work with and not tricky to use for inserts, only thing I found is that it’s good to stitch down the seams, like I did on these leggings, otherwise the seam might flip back and forth and be visible from the outside. And a yoke sounds really cool, that’s something I would love to experiment with too in the future, love how they look. So yes, lets keep this discussion going!

  • Rebecka Lindberg April 4, 2018 at 11:55 am

    How did you construct the waistband? Is it just fabric or is there elastic inside it? I’ve been trying to make leggings and sporty leggings, but I’ve only tried adding an elastic, which turned out a bit too tight… My problem with RTW sport leggings is that they ALL slip down, so I don’t quite dare put in a loose elastic either.

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