Clara Leggings/Shorts 3887
I have found my favorite leggings! I'm totally in love with the wide waistband version. However, if you prefer, there is also an option for just elastic at the waist. The wide waistband also includes elastic that is sewn in. I have worn these leggings multiple times now and they stay up!
Notice there is NO seam at the front either! Make sure you pay special attention to where this area of your pattern piece lines up on the fold.
I chose to make the cropped leg version. I pretty much live in these for my at-home casual wear.
Another feature that sets these leggings apart from other patterns is the included gusset piece. If you haven't sewn in a gusset, no worries. As with all Jalie patterns, the instructions are thorough and include illustrations, making this super easy to do, even for a beginner. Having a gusset definitely creates a better fit with added flexibility.
No outer side seam either! There is only an inner leg seam.
Top is made using Jalie 2682.
Legging fabric purchased from Knitpop (Yoga Knit)
Top fabric purchased from Joann's Fabrics (Athletic Quick Dry Fabric)
These are so quick and easy to make! I have 2 pairs already out of the yoga knit fabric. Next I will be making several pairs out of athletic fabric.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley