I will officially label these leggings the most labor intensive leggings I have ever made. Anja came to me with a very specific idea, taking inspiration from a pair of leggings she found online from the brand Even Odd (are sold on Zalando).
But she didn’t want the mesh insets, so I replaced those with black fabric. And I also had to change the shape of some of the panels to make the assembly process easier. I used my own leggings pattern draft and did a little bit tighter, in hindsight I could have graded it down a little more, but she is happy with the fit.
To mimic the industrial flatlock seams I did a reverse 3-thread top stitching on my coverstitch machine. Since the black fabric repels needles I struggled getting the top stitching perfect and had to redo it in several places due to skipped stitches. I even had a dream about the seams unraveling! But normally this method works really well.
The leggings has three pockets as per Anja’s request, one at each side (with covers) and also a waist band pocket. I love having pockets on my activewear so I totally understand where she comes from.
Anja and Stella goofing around in there new leggings. Stay tuned for a post about Stella’s leggings that is coming next week!
If you haven’t already, you can also check out my video about the project.
Black and the grey/white fabric are from Stoff & Stil
White supplex from A-G Textil.
Other leggings versions that I’ve made using my leggings pattern: