Wow, thank you all so much for your orders and comments on my new Steeplechase Leggings pattern! The response has been phenomenal, so thank you!
In case you missed the initial announcement, here’s the description:
These leggings have no inseams! Instead, a curved, outer seam runs from the back of the ankle up to the centre front, where it joins a separate yoke piece. There’s an optional, hidden back pocket, elasticated waistband, and your choice of three lengths: biker short, capri, or full length leggings.
During the development process, I made so many samples pairs of these – beyond the initial early ones (not fit to be shown!), I made a whopping SIX pairs for myself, plus two more for my athlete-model niece, too.
Rather than overwhelm you with all the versions at once, I thought I’d start with the two pairs of full-length leggings I made in solid colours, as you can see the seamlines a bit more easily in these.
This first pair may be my favourite pair ever – made up in citron ex-New Balance supplex from FabricMart (now sold out) with a rainbow spaced-dyed supplex yoke. I’ve got enough of the citron left for another garment, but I’ve made so much with the rainbow before that I mostly just fit the yoke out of the scraps.
(it pairs so nicely with my ombre-print Fehrtrade x Laurie King VNA Top, which you can make, too!)
These are just so comfortable, and you know how I love bright colours! I’ve done quite a few test runs in these, and they really help to liven up the cold, dark wintry nights.
I really like having a pocket in my leggings, so I used the optional pocket here, which just sits inside the waistband and doesn’t require any closures (the waistband elastic is enough to keep the contents inside.
You can really see the seamlines best in the back views, but if you look closely at the side views above you can see that these really don’t have any inseam, and they honestly don’t twist at all while you’re moving!
If you’re more of a fan of subdued colours, then this pair, made up in sage and forest green ex-Under Armour Cold Gear fabric (which has been in my stash for years) might be more to your liking. The Cold Gear fabric is brushed inside so it’s super warm, but it’s also a little less stretchy than regular supplex and I wanted to make sure the pattern works in a variety of stretch percentages.
(Seen here with my FehrTrade x Laurie King zigzag-print XYT Workout Top)
You can really see the great back seaming here. That’s the only seaming on the legs, folks!
I wouldn’t normally wear legings with my top tucked in, but I wanted to show you the shape of the yoke, which you can show off with colourblocking, like I have here.
I’ll do a full roundup post when there are a few more online, but if you’d like to see some examples from my testers, check out Winnie’s pair with faux-piping, or Karen’s 5(!!) pairs for herself and her daughters. Or just wait and see my neice wearing hers astride her favourite horse!
And remember you can use SADDLE10 for 10% off all purchases from shop.fehrtrade.com until 25 March (my birthday!). (Paypal users take note that you’ll go quite far through the checkout process before the discount box appears, but it will!)