Smilla will be happy to accompany you when you run or do yoga in the future. The back yoke and the high elastic waistband ensure a perfect fit. We have incorporated a small pocket on the inner waistband for the front door key, so everything you need is safely stowed away.

Inseam = 75.5 - 71.5 cm

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 4 cm wide


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

You need from fabric:

  • 1x back yoke in break
  • 2x hind trousers in opposite directions
  • 1x waistband
  • 2x front trousers in opposite directions
  • 1x pocket inside
  • 1x wedge

Sewing instructions:

To sew these leggings you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite 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 to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
Happy sewing!

First you close the seat seam of the two hind 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 rear trousers. Lay them on, right sides together, and stitch them in place.

The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed upwards.

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

Your front and back pants are ready 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 inner leg seams. You close this, right sides together, up to the notch, 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 notches in the cut and the correct positioning within the trouser legs.

Both the gusset and the inside leg seams need to be neatened. The best way to do this is to clean up two of the four wedge sections in one go. Orientate yourself on the label marked with yellow in the photo.

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

Now the hem can be trimmed all around,…

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

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

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 stretches and turn them over.

Then neaten the raw edge of the upper flap and iron it over.

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

In the same breath you also put the bag in the right position and sew it on. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.

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

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

This is what your finished waistband looks like.

Your SMILLA is ready !

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Sincerely yours, Dagmar and Ellen.

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