I have always loved yoga pants and leggings, but not so much the bottom of yoga pants or the elastic waistband of most leggings. I have been wanting to design something that met my needs for years but didn’t have it at the top of my priority list because there are other patterns out there. Then I started running!
Good running gear can make a big difference in how you feel when running or working out, and the stuff is NOT cheap. After talking to some fellow runners/seamstresses I decided to bump this idea back to the top of my list! Depending on fabric choice you can make elastic free basic leggings that are great for layering in outfits or wearing as long underwear, but you can also make them with performance activewear fabric and make 5-6 pairs for the price of 1 or 2 new!
These low rise to mid rise, elastic free, yoga bottoms are designed to be almost as tight as performance compression wear. Theory is, the snug fabric actually helps increase & improve blood flow while working out.
I personally find them just as comfortable whether running/working out, cleaning the house or even as an elastic free pair of leggings or long underwear for layering.
If you want a more casual ‘around the house’ yoga bottom or maternity wear you can make them 1 size larger. This pattern includes 10 womens sizes with 2 waistband options and 5 length options.
Capri’s (Just below the knee)
Fold Over Waistband
This purchase is for an ebook file with 12 pages of instructions, photos & diagrams. It also includes 37 professionally digitized pages of nested pattern pieces in the same file & a page print guide that you assemble to make the full sizes pieces (12-25 pages per size group).