Smilla will be happy to accompany you while running or doing yoga in the future. The back yoke and high elastic waistband ensure an optimal fit. We have included a small pocket on the inside waistband for the front door key, so everything you need is safely stowed away.

Inside leg length = 75.5 – 71.5 cm

→ To the pattern “Smilla”

In these instructions, Smilla was sewn from a bi-elastic sports jersey.

Required material:

We recommend a bi-elastic jersey or a functional fabric.

Sizes 34-50 Outer fabric 1.20 m 140cm wide
Sizes 34-50 Rubber band 65-100cm 4cm wide


Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Place the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the back yoke on the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

What you need from fabric:

  • 1x back yoke in the break
  • 2x rear pants opposite
  • 1x waistband
  • 2x front trousers opposite
  • 1x pocket inside
  • 1x wedge

Sewing instructions:

To sew these leggings you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the raw edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!

First, close the back seam of the two back pants and neaten the seam allowances together. As a tip, we recommend that you double stitch the seat seam.

A yoke is sewn to the back of the pants. Place these, right sides together, and stitch them in place.

The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards.

Then close the crotch seam of the two front pants twice and neaten the seam allowances together.

Your front and back pants are finished so that you can close them at the side seams, right sides together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.

Now let's move on to the inside leg seams. You close this, right to right, up to the clip, which defines the position of the wedge.

Now there is an opening between the front and back pants where you can insert the wedge. Pay attention to the clips in the cut and the correct positioning within the trouser legs.

Both the gore and the inside leg seams need to be serged. The best way to do this is to first finish two of the four wedge sections in one. Use the yellow label in the photo as a guide.

Then the seam allowances of the inside leg seams are finished together in one go from hem to hem over the missing two wedge sections. The seam allowances are ironed towards the back.

Now the hem can also be neatened all around...

... be ironed and stitched through. Pay attention to the clips in the cut.

Now take the cut waistband and close the short side, right sides together. Please leave an opening for the elastic band.

Iron the waistband in the fold and stitch an auxiliary seam all around to fix the section.

Our leggings also have a very practical small pocket for the front door key. You sew these together, right sides together, along the long sections and sew them together.

Then neaten the cut edge of the top flap and iron it over.

Now we sew the waistband, right sides together, to the prepared trouser legs. Pay attention to the clips in the cut for the correct position. The seam of the waistband with the inner opening for the elastic band is on the right side of the body.

In the same breath, put the bag in the right position and sew it in place. Pay attention to the clips in the cut.

The seam allowances on the waistband are neatened together and ironed down.

Cut the elastic band to your size, use a safety pin and pull the elastic through the stitched waistband. Then you sew the elastic together and you can sew the opening in the waistband closed by hand.

This is what your finished waistband looks like.

Your SMILLA is ready !

If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.

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