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Color-Blocked CLARA Leggings // Pattern Hack

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As soon as we posted the first photos of our COCO sports bra, people started asking what that new leggings pattern was.


The jade/blush/black color combo was achieved with a rather simple hack of our popular CLARA leggings pattern. In this post, we will show you how to create the new pattern pieces and sew the leggings, step by step.


PREPPING THE PATTERN On piece A, trace a line, parallel to the "cut here View A" line, about 2.5 cm (1'') above it. Make sure you transfer the notch (triangle) onto the new sewing line (this notch indicated the side of the leggings). 
On piece B, trace a line 2.5 cm (1'') from bottom edge, transferring the notch.
Cut on the lines and put the cutouts aside. You will not need them for this project:

Starting about halfway between the side notch and center front, draw an angled line that reaches the center back edge (about halfway between the top edge and double notch). You can freestyle this one, depending on the shape you want for y…

COCO Sports Bra // Step-by-step Tutorial

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The COCO sports bra pattern stole the show when we launched our collection in May. We wrote this tutorial to walk you through the construction steps of this quite unique pattern. You will be able to see what makes the COCO so great: its pieces/seaming, clean finish inside and out, and the option for removable cups.


The pattern is available on our website, in both paper and digital/PDF formats (the PDF includes print-at-home, copy shop, and projector versions). You can also purchase it from your favorite reseller.


PATTERN PIECES This tutorial shows how to make the X-back style (view A). The wide straps do not dig into the shoulder and stay in place when you move because they cross in the back. The racerback style that is also included in the pattern also has a clean finish inside and out. It provides more support / feels tighter since there is no opening in the back.

The COCO bra is a real scrap buster! If you have remnants from sewing other activewear like leggings, now is the time to…