Navy & Neon Pacific Leggings

Want to see my finished version of the Pacific leggings? Here you go! Here are some rather unfancy photos showing leggings as pants. If you feel strongly that leggings aren’t pants, you’ve been warned, that’s how they are being worn here! These are more of a slim-fit workout pant than actual leggings in my mind, making them okay as an outer layer.

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I used a navy nylon spandex that’s a substantially thick weight. It’s got a nice dense heaviness to it, great if you carry weight on your lower half or plan to wear leggings as pants. I used neon red thread for the faux-flatlock tutorial and liked the effect so I sewed the rest of the leggings using the same thread.

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No-makeup bike ride shot – proof of leggings in action! I don’t know why the weird pose though.

I chose the zippered pocket from View B and the legs from View C. I wanted the shorter version with less seaming, but definitely enjoy having a practical pocket!

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The neon stitching is subtle but cool. My quick outdoor photos aren’t the greatest, so here are some indoor photos as well.

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Nice, smooth fit and a comfortable waistband that won’t dig in. It’s hard to be objective about photos of your bum in tight pants, so here’s a close-up that’s more about the stitching and seaming. The ripple near the zipper isn’t always there, it’s just in this photo.

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Another look at the back view. The seam lines help to visually divide the surface area and make it seem less big.

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I hope it helps to see more photos of the leggings with contrast stitching.  These are super comfortable and I love wearing them. It’s great to have a pair of stretchy pants that fit well and include a place to stash my phone or key!

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22 Responses to Navy & Neon Pacific Leggings

  1. lisa g October 28, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    These look so good! Love the contrast stitching.

  2. Helen October 28, 2015 at 7:40 am #

    They look amazing! Totally wearable as pants :)

  3. melissa evans of mahlicadesigns October 28, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    I really like the pattern lines. I need them to break things up on the back.

  4. Renee October 28, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    I am not a believer in leggings as pants. But, I do love these on you. What a great detail that contrast stitching is.

    • Tasia October 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      Ha, me neither! Not usually anyways, but these work for days where I’m working by myself or biking or running. :)

  5. Red October 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    I love these! I wonder if you’ve tried this pattern for other uses. For example, what would this be like in a warm fabric? Could they be worn like thermals in the right fabric?

    • Tasia October 28, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      I think a warmer fabric would be extremely cosy and wonderful to wear! This is the first sample I’ve sewn for myself, so I haven’t tried anything out of the ordinary yet. As long as the stretch is good, you’ll be just fine! Something with a brushed or fleece back would be so soft and warm.

  6. Ash October 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    That contrast stitching is incredible! I love dark solids with neon pops – so fun!

  7. Abbey October 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    I love this version Tasia! The contrast stitching just adds to the beauty of the pattern.

  8. Nina October 28, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Very nice! I am going to need to make these. Especially with the contrast stitching, gives them a more workout pants less leggings look.

  9. Sherry October 29, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    The seam placement makes them so smooth and flattering. Love the baseball stitching!

  10. Annette October 29, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    All I can say is Wow! These look fantastic! Love them, you did such a great job! Annette

  11. Hallvard October 29, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    Great, I em a shomaiker and Just updaiting my soving system, I em very pleased, Fun. Hallvard.

  12. Linda October 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    I LOVE the back pocket idea! I never know where to shove my gym card. The contrast stitching has come out fab too.

  13. Dei October 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    They look so cool and a trendy design for all sports occasions

  14. Bec October 30, 2015 at 2:33 am #

    I’m so glad you made them up completely- the neon stitching is a great idea! I found a local dance wear retailer (Brisbane, Australia) which stocks some nice thick cotton/spandex knits which would be great for these leggings.

    • Katy October 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

      Ooh whereabouts? I’m always keen to know about places that stock good fabrics in Brisbane!

  15. elise//honigdesign November 1, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    The back zipper on these is genius. I have my pdf download waiting for me and can’t wait to give them a try!

  16. Noelle November 13, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    I’ve just bought this PDF and cannot wait to make a pair!!!
    Tasia- can I sew all my seams on the overlocker, including the gusset?

  17. Abby November 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make these! However, looking at them I am wondering if they are low rise? Low rise does not work on me. :( Would you be able to tell me what the rise is?

    • Tasia November 25, 2015 at 8:44 am #

      Yes, they do sit below the natural waist. If you are wanting high-rise leggings, these probably are not the right style for you! You could raise the waistline by extending the waistband up, for a wider waistband, that would be the easiest way to do it.


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