There are a number of free leggings patterns from indie designers on the market. Most of them require that you join their Facebook group, and the code within the pinned post to receive your free copy. This is the case with Peg Legs by Patterns for Pirates.
I recently sewed up my first pair of Peg Legs! I decided it was high time I had some more workout clothing and this is, hopefully, my first pair of many. The difference between Peg Legs and some of the other leggings patterns I’ve looked at, is that it has a lot of negative ease. This means that there is less fabric going around you and they have a snugger fit. I know a lot of people who love this fit, some of them feel like it smooths over the belly really well. *At the time I wrote this review, Pegs had one rise option and it came down pretty low in the front. P4P has since updated the pattern and it now contains more rise options and a maternity option.*
I participate in a ‘mom group’ of sorts, called Hike it Baby. The purpose of Hike it Baby is to get families outside, enjoying nature in hikes and urban strolls. (P.S. – this group is nationwide. You should totally check it out!) It saved my sanity this summer! I require more adult interact than a lot of moms and am happiest when I get out of the house daily. I love getting out in nature but I detest the summer heat in Charleston, so HiB was my motivator to get out and brave the heat.
Wearing a workout outfit more than once before laundry day is a total no-go, so I’m grateful for these new capris in Brushed Poly from Zenith and Quasar. I normally hate poly/spandex, but this has wicking properties and is soft and comfortable.
I lengthened the top of the front rise by 3/4″ and shortened the capris by about 1 1/2″. I pulled my shirt up so you can see just where it falls on me. I sewed everything at a 1/4″ seam allowance. I’m super pleased with where the waistband falls and it’s the perfect size and I AM IN LOVE, guys!! Give Pegs a try and let me know what you think!