Black Sabrina Slims Leggings

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More basics…I haven’t made a pair of Love Notions Sabrina Slims for several years. But I have lots of them, mostly in print knits. I have one pair in charcoal grey – but I needed a black pair. I’m in a solid color mood:-)

This is a wonderful pattern. The line art:

Sabrina Slims Line Art

So many options, but I just sew the plain pair. What I absolutely love is the high and wide contour waistband. I cannot stand having to hitch up a pair of leggings!

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Since it’s been a while since I posted these, a few sewing notes:

  • After my adjustments, my pattern is probably the size 12.
  • I widened the front leg about 3/8″ below my knee on the outside edge to prevent clinging and a forward twist. This works for my calves, but no calves are alike πŸ™‚
  • I added 3″ to the length. This lets me do my hem based on my fabric and how it fits.
  • On all my knit pants, I insert the elastic through an opening in the back waistband seam.

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  • The elastic… I buy 2″ x 12 yard rolls of knit elastic from Wawak. Did you know you can cut/narrow knit elastic, and it won’t ‘run’. Love this stuff, it’s the only elastic I use.
  • Finishing the waistband so it won’t roll… well, this is personal choice. I pull up my elastic about 1/2″ tighter than I need. Then I finish with a line of zig zag stitching, which loosens the elastic a bit. Absolutely no roll ever!

Elastic top stitching

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Love these – I’m wearing them with a self-drafted sharkbite hem tunic. Both the leggings and the top are sewn in a terrific Fabric Merchants cotton/lycra jersey (96%/4%) that I found at Fabric.com. Β It’s the best jersey I’ve used in ages, very affordable, and much nicer than anything I’ve purchased from Girl Charlee. Yes, that’s a recommendation.

Bye for now! Coco

7 thoughts on “Black Sabrina Slims Leggings

  1. As always, I love tour posts and all the great info you share. I ordered 4 yards of the Fabric Merchants black jersey and expect delivery tomorrow! Thanks for all you share. 😍😍😍

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  2. I have this pattern and yet to try. I just completed a long drawn out pant sewing journey, so I am ready to sew something quick and easy. I may try the Sabrina Slims next month and maybe not. Thanks for the recommendation of the fabric as I need some solid colors in my stash.

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  3. The pattern line drawing looks great, even better sewn up by you. Also noted a great looking jacket to your left in the photos – looking forward to the post about it. Thanks for the fabric recommendation along with the pattern.

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  4. As always, your sewing looks great. Thanks for the fabric recommendation. I looked at them just now, and you are right that they are correctly priced. Looking forward to ordering some. Love the Christmas prints!

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  5. Thanks so much for all the superb hints, tips, leads, etc. I’d LOVE to make a pair of these beauties, as I am the Queen of Hike Up My Leggings! Can’t even begin to imagine some that are comfy and well fitting.

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  6. Looking good, Coco! Thanks for the fabric recommendation. I love getting them since it is always a risk ordering online.

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  7. Your pants fit so well…and I love pants that I don’t have to hike up all the time as well! Thanks for sharing…and I always appreciate recommendations for fabric purchases as well!

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