When Sheryll from Pattern Scissors Cloth did a call out for people to make her latest pattern, the Linear Leggings, I put my hand up pretty quickly as I had what I thought was the perfect fabric. Except, of course, it wasn’t! However, I had recently cut up my white Julie Eleonore Jeans as they had lost their elasticity and were slightly off-white, so I figured a pair of these would be the perfect replacement. All I had to do was find some white fabric with the requisite amount of stretch. Mission accomplished and I am extremely pleased with this particular make, and there will be more!
The following is taken from the Pattern Scissors Cloth website: “The Linear Leggings feature a super-high waist with concealed elastic and a flattering yoke seam. Leg-lengthening panel seams create a slim silhouette accentuated by front ankle splits with a zip opening. An optional pocket is incorporated into the back waistband. Style with heels and a luxe shirt, or a casual tank and sneakers. The digital sewing pattern is available in hip sizes 88-130cm (34-51″) and is designed, drafted and graded by an industry professional.”
The design lines are really interesting, and, as in the description, there is an optional pocket in the back waistband which I have already found useful. The pocket is rather cleverly made from bra stretch mesh and the fabric continues round to a larger panel at the front.
Making them was really straightforward and I didn’t even have any fit issues – thank you stretch fabric, although I graded down from 96cm at the waist to 92cm at the hips and could probably have taken them in slightly at the upper thigh area, but only I can see this.
These are the sorts of leggings that I will wear with long tops. My Closet Case Pattern ice dyed Kalle top being case in point.
It’s hard to tell but the front and back seamlines have a faux flat lock stitch going down them. I might use the coverstitch next time, but the use of the flat lock stitch does stop stitches popping.
There are invisible zips on the bottom of the front seams. I am thinking I might put them on the outer side seams next time, although I am enjoying having them on the front.
The leggings look really good with my refashioned shirt as it’s just the right length.
But my favourite is the Marimekko top made from a vintage Vogue pattern, I think the yellow goes brilliantly with the white.
They also go rather well with a citrine yellow knit. This is the Totally Dress from Pattern Division made into a top. I shall be blogging this in the near future.
I had to use my “Nailed it” label from Kylie and The Machine!
This is a brand new pattern and is available now from the Pattern Scissors Cloth website.
14 thoughts on “Linear leggings”
Those leggings look great on you, Sue! I really like the lines of this pattern. Very flattering. Fab in white!
Thank you so much Rachel, I’ve worn them a few times now and they are really comfortable.
They look massively useful. I’m sure you’ll wear them to death 😊
I’ve already worn them several times, so think they will be handy, especially as the weather cools down a bit.
They look fabulous and I love how you styled them! I think my fave combo is with the Marimekko top too.
I’m seriously considering getting the pattern
It’s an excellent pattern and would look fabulous on you Diane.
Wonderful! I don’t own a single all-white garment at the moment. Hmmm…maybe it’s time to fix that!
Yes, definitely! my last pair of white knit pants lost all their stretch, so I felt justified in replacing them.
They look great. I’ve bought the pattern and thinking about fabric now. What kind of fabric did you use? I have double knit and I also have some bengaline but it only stretches one way, which I could see causing issues!
I used a double knit kind of thing. I think the pattern says it needs to stretch both ways which is why I couldn’t use my original fabric.
They look fabulous Sue! Thank you so much for making them, it is lovely to see them in white which is perfect for now. You have so many great styling options there, I love the Marimekko!
Thank you Sheryll, I’ve worn them a couple of times already and as the weather cools down, I think they will be in constant rotation.