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:
- 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.
- Divide that number by 6 for the amount that you’ll add to each seam at the ankle.
- Mark your knee on each pattern piece, so you have a “halfway mark” on the leg.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Blend the lines in smooth curves, ensuring you don’t impact the inseam more than you want to.
- Once the lines are neatly marked, transfer the new seam lines to the Pocket piece, adding paper if needed.
- Add paper to the Pocket Binding if needed.
- Prepare the Cuff, adding circumference if desired for a looser fit.
- Walk off the seam lines to double check that everything still fits.
- Make a muslin, then make your final Limestone Legging Joggers!
- Wear them every day.
I hope you love your Limestone Joggers!
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