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Added Oct 5, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Whether for a night out, Sunday brunch or just running errands these leggings are perfect for almost any occasion. With the weather turning cooler leggings are the perfect way to keep warm and stylish.

Material Notes

Elastic, Lycra, Spandex etc.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual



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    Jul 1, 2015, 04.20 PMby barryedric

    these are fantastic

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    May 26, 2015, 12.30 PMby Lindaawise

    This is nice

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    Nov 27, 2012, 03.55 PMby beim-zahnersatz-sparen

    OOOOOOOOOOmg I really love these shoes!!! _

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    Mar 30, 2011, 12.26 PMby Antisocialite

    If you are considering this pattern you should note – it’s super long, both in the leg and the rise; and it’s symmetrical front and back. I lowered the rise by several centimetres and they still sit above-waist. Additionally, due to having the same curvature in the front and back, the leggings ride up in the front more than in the back. You can get a satisfactory outcome in a two-way stretch knit in spite of these issues but I won’t be using this pattern again for my forthcoming leggings projects.

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    Nov 7, 2010, 10.33 AMby dschudie

    is there seam allowance included or not? and how much?

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    Sep 12, 2010, 06.37 PMby zumurruda

    In Pakistan and India we have a similar ‘pant’ made with non stretch fabric and it is called a ‘churidar pajama’. It is tight from the knees downwards but the hips/seat part is loose so as to allow ease of movement. The prettier style is cut on the bias. The bagginess in the seat/hips part does not look very flattering but that’s not a problem because it’s covered with the kameez (shirt) anyways!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 06.36 PMby zumurruda

    In Pakistan and India we have a similar ‘pant’ made with non stretch fabric and it is called a ‘churidar pajama’. It is tight from the knees downwards but the hips/seat part is loose so as to allow ease of movement. The prettier style is cut on the bias. The bagginess in the seat/hips part does not look very flattering but that’s not a problem because it’s covered with the kameez (shirt) anyways!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 10.54 PMby graveflower

    Do I really need 2.5 yards of fabric for these?

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      Jul 6, 2010, 09.26 PMby graveflower

      Update: I made these this weekend and only used 1 yard of fabric!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.03 PMby lycrafan

    Now i’ve just started making these shiny leggings for my girlfriend….she loves and lives in leggings!! Thanks for this pattern…

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    Nov 28, 2009, 04.45 PMby kallers

    Don’t bother buying this pattern. Based on the pictures, I was hoping for bit more sophisticated pattern. On the model (and technical drawings), these look like they have a low rise in front and different crotch seams for front and back. Not so. You’ll pay $2 for something you could trace out on paper in 30 seconds. There is no proper size chart (though since the pattern is so shapeless you can probably go with any size), and the instructions are abysmal (are these supposed to have 5/8" seam allowances?). I’m going to toss out this pattern and use the vuokatti tights pattern instead.

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      Mar 9, 2010, 01.32 AMby monicacaroline

      thanks! I already had that happen to me with the Janie pattern :(. Guess I will just trace my favorite pair of leggings.

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      Oct 13, 2011, 02.20 AMby sarah1

      thanks so much on the heads up on an alternative tights pattern. I will be using that one instead.

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    Oct 24, 2009, 01.08 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Ummm…didn’t this pattern used to be only $2.00? :-/

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      Oct 25, 2009, 11.45 PMby helenchen66

      I just come to the site and want to buy it today .Suprise!the price was increased.Wow, I guess this is the only pattern that Burda style sell more than 100 in a short time since they start to charge. That’s probably why they increase the price from $2 to $4. But I think I should let Burda’s stuff know because it’s $2 that’s why we buy it. But now , I don’t think I will. It’s not only because of the money, it’s just the way you people do things make me uncomfortable .

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      Oct 26, 2009, 12.52 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Hey Helen, someone else posted this link to some free legging patterns http://www.shelby.fi/kaava/302/302.php I haven’t tried them yet but other members have.

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      Oct 26, 2009, 01.11 AMby helenchen66

      Thank you Kiwi for the link, I will try it out.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 12.58 PMby Zyanya Walker

    my opinion is that if you can get away with it then who cares if you wear leggings as pants. some ppl just shouldn’t even bother attempting it. at first i hated seeing people wear them as pants but then i got lazy and they are so comfy and now i hate pants. i hardly ever wear pants. but i do think the top needs to be long but it doesnt HAVE to cover the crotch. just make sure theres no camel toe. i think if your thighs rub when you walk you should cover to the length of where they stop touching.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 03.00 AMby sewwise

    Yeah! I noticed the shoes, too.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 02.49 AMby sewwise

    I see leggings as pants, but I would cover with a tunic, pair of shorts if playing sports, or other clothing. I am over 30 also but slim/skinny build.

    I’m thinking getting a pair together for Halloween! Bad Girl Sandra Dee (the black outfit) from Grease? Modern day celebutante? Miley, Hannah, Kardashian, Lindsey? Dead or alive?!

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    Oct 9, 2009, 01.23 AMby pricklypearcactuscandy

    Nice leggings, but I really want to know where those fabulous patent maryjanes came from!

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    Oct 8, 2009, 11.24 AMby lovetosew16

    I love the leggings, I us a overlock with woolly nylon thread in the lower looper and that way I donot have to worry about small or larger zig zag stitiches. Any knit works great.

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    Oct 7, 2009, 09.03 PMby cfvermeulen

    Just made them tonight and they look great! Really simple pattern and great fit. I used the medium size, but cut off a little extra from the top, as it was coming way too high in the waist for me.

    I have a serger, but I preferred to use a small zigzag stitch on the fabric I had 2.0 width, 2.5 length, slightly stretching when stitching. Works like a charm!

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    Oct 7, 2009, 03.36 PMby dianacirne

    I love legginssss! I really live in leggins!!!! i just think this pattern should be free… But this is ok, i’ll make it anyway!!!

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    Oct 7, 2009, 08.05 AMby madamsalami

    I think these leggings were probably shown worn with the tank T so you could see the waist and how they fit at the seat and crotch, not as a style suggestion – at least I hope thats why! :p Great

    Leggings are super easy to make, like hunnykunfan said, without the use of a pattern, its simple enough to make your own and also to extend or shorten them to fit long or shorter legs.

    I actually have some bronze lycra so think I may run a pair up when I get the chance.

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    Oct 7, 2009, 07.02 AMby starrbegley

    Hello ladies! I’m pretty new here, but decided to jump in on the leggings as pants post. IMHO (ok, not so humble… ) I think major NO. Although, I think they look amazing with a tunic. My rule is finger tip length with the shirt. Then again, I’m 31 and think a little longer looks a little better. I’m a small person (5’2" and petite, 103#) but skinny or not, leggings as pants are just not flattering. I’m sure there’s that magnificent woman (singular) out there that can rock them hard, but sadly it’s more than likely not us or anyone that we know. Unless you also come from an alternate reality. ; ) Also, I have a Bernina 1500 (dinosaur that runs well) I heard it doesn’t have a stretch stitch. Are large zig zags not the same as a stretch? Please help. I’ve never had to sew stretchy stuff on this machine before. Thank you!!!!!!

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      Oct 7, 2009, 08.16 AMby raychilled

      I’ve always used a small zigzag as a stretch stitch. short length & width keeps the width narrow so it looks good & has give.

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      Oct 7, 2009, 05.40 PMby susan294

      Even though I have the stretch option on my Bernina, I usually just use a straight stitch and give a bit of a tug while I’m sewing stretch fabrics. I have a leggings pattern from McCalls that is almost identical to this one and the 2 pairs I have made have both held up great. If you don’t like tugging at the material while you sew, you should use zig-zag as another alternative.

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    Oct 7, 2009, 01.42 AMby hunnykunfan

    u can make this by tracing the tightest skinneys you have and then just extending the bottem part so that it wrinkles :P i made some today w/o this pattern and im only 14

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    Oct 7, 2009, 12.06 AMby oscibear

    On the ’ leggings as pants’ front, I have to agree with these girls! Though I do like them under dresses etchttp://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?blog_id=1&tag=leggings&limit=10&IncludeBlogs=1

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    Oct 6, 2009, 09.38 PMby sandyc

    Love the pattern and ordered it but did not see the sizing anyplace. Can you let me know what the sizes are? Thanks.

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    Oct 6, 2009, 09.06 PMby bola

    Double Yay! been looking for a good legging pattern!

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    Oct 6, 2009, 06.45 PMby chelsesaurusrex

    Interesting. I clearly remember there being a free how-to on this site that showed how to make these exact leggings, but posted by a member. And now it’s gone.

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      Oct 6, 2009, 06.55 PMby chelsesaurusrex

      Nope, I was wrong! It’s still there.

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      Oct 6, 2009, 09.24 PMby missjasmin

      I have been looking for the free pattern for ages but cannot find it! could you please send me the link or tell me what to search for? Thanks :)

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    Oct 6, 2009, 03.19 PMby crisford1

    IMHO, leggings should be worn with a tunic or dress that comes down to at least the curve of the seat. Otherwise they look ridiculous, especially in shiny fabric. This pattern is a basic, though, if you don’t already have one.

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      Oct 6, 2009, 07.36 PMby ijada13

      i agree, i hate it when you can see the crotch of peoples leggings because their tees aren’t long enough! some people I know do that but i think it looks awful! :D

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      Oct 6, 2009, 07.36 PMby ijada13

      i agree, i hate it when you can see the crotch of peoples leggings because their tees aren’t long enough! some people I know do that but i think it looks awful! :D

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      Oct 7, 2009, 06.06 AMby sarsaparilla

      I completely agree about the shiny leggings! I’m glad they didn’t cover them up with a tunic or dress though, because it’s nice to see how the top half of the leggings fit.

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    Oct 6, 2009, 09.03 AMby littlemissstitch1

    Superb… Leggings are always a winner!!!

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    Oct 6, 2009, 08.39 AMby susanne2011

    Great, I wear leggings all the time and by making them myself I can finally make them long enough (I’m 6’2’’).

    One question though, the size come in S, M and L. What does and L stand for? I’m not the thinnest girl around, often need size 44 or 46, so I wonder whether I could get my butt to fit in an L? Or do I need to find another pattern in the end?

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    Oct 6, 2009, 01.57 AMby sandrasews

    Ah fantastic! I can’t wait to make up some of these. Some for everyday and some for yoga!

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