Slim Jogger Limestone Leggings Hack

Judith wearing hacked Limestone Leggings

Not a leggings person? Or just looking for another variation on the Limestone Leggings? This slim jogger hack is a fun project for a cozy pair of pants ideal for lounging, yoga, or even running errands.

Follow along with the video and the notes below:

  1. Decide what ankle circumference you want. This is easier if you’ve made the leggings before, but you can use a pair of joggers that you like, if you need something to measure.
  2. Divide that number by 6 for the amount that you’ll add to each seam at the ankle. 
  3. Mark your knee on each pattern piece, so you have a “halfway mark” on the leg. 
  4. Decide how far you want the additional ease to continue through the hip. I used the View C Shortie cut line to help me blend the lines evenly around the pattern.
  5. Add your amount from step 2 to the ankle on each of the six seams. My amount was +3/4” (+ 1.9 cm), for 4.5” (11.3 cm) in total. 
  6. Using a long ruler, blend the new ankle line up to the hip, making sure you use the knee level to keep the additional ease consistent up the leg. 
  7. Blend the lines in smooth curves, ensuring you don’t impact the inseam more than you want to. 
  8. Once the lines are neatly marked, transfer the new seam lines to the Pocket piece, adding paper if needed. 
  9. Add paper to the Pocket Binding if needed. 
  10. Prepare the Cuff, adding circumference if desired for a looser fit.
  11. Walk off the seam lines to double check that everything still fits. 
  12. Make a muslin, then make your final Limestone Legging Joggers!
  13. Wear them every day. 

I hope you love your Limestone Joggers!

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  1. Do you have a recommendation for an inexpensive knit to make a muslin with? I only have nice (expensive) knits in my stash

    1. Great question! Muslin fabric for knits is tricky because you’ll have the best results if the muslin has the same characteristics (stretch and weight) as your final fabric. A re-use place like Fabcycle or Our Social Fabric will often carry fabrics at a discount, or try checking the remnants bin or the thrift store for a fabric that maybe is a print that you dislike but has the correct hand.

  2. This was a wonderful tutorial, particularly because you explained in detail your reasons for making the adjustments. Thank you for taking the time and effort to make this video!