Monday, June 4, 2018

New Jalie Clara Legging Pattern

Clara Leggings/Shorts 3887
Size S
Cropped Version


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

11 comments:

  1. Cute, Shirley, and the fit is great! Thank you for doing this review. I have been looking at this pattern for a week or so. I love a high-waisted pair of leggings that stay up without tugging. I am going to have to get this pattern!

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    1. Thank you! I too love how high-waisted these are. They are just like what you find in the stores, but fit better! :)

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  2. The colour of these is lovely! I’ve never made leggings but yours are all so lovely, you’ve definitely inspired me to give them a go someday. These seem to be such a clever design too! I love how there’s only one seam on the inside.

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    1. Thanks! You have done so much technical sewing now that these will be easy for you! I always like to switch back and forth from technical to easy, so this is definitely one of those in between sews. :)

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  3. They fit you perfectly, Shirley. I'm fussy when it comes to leggings and often find bought ones don't come up to standard. I have a couple of pairs that I keep having to pull up during Pilates classes. I'll keep these in mind if I ever get my act together and start sewing for myself again.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I think my problem is I have to buy leggings to fit my hips and then that makes them a bit too big in the waist so my bottom keeps wanting to pull them down. LOL These fix that for me! ha ha

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  4. Veerry flattering Shirley! I love the comfortable style- Nice fit. I think you'll wear them a lot. And, great pics!

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    1. Thank you Eli! I decided I was tired of taking pictures in my backyard. LOL It was a fun outing with my girls to the lake. :)

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  5. Super cute leggings!!! Thank you for including your fabric sources, I've not heard of Knitpop and want to check it out. :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I think this yoga knit was "double brushed." It is incredibly soft against the skin.

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