Maternity MyFit Leggings

Our MyFit Leggings PDF Pattern is the answer to your ill fitting leggings problems. The MyFit Leggings program utilizes your actual body measurements to create a pattern that will fit you just right. With a built in Maternity option, you can create perfect fitting leggings during pregnancy too with a waistband customized to your preferences. . 

To get the best fit for your maternity waistband, let's take an in depth look at measuring for the MyFit Leggings while pregnant.  The MyFit Leggings has 4 waistband options and all can be used during maternity, but choosing the Maternity option changes how we take a few of the measurements.

For all the maternity waistband options in the MyFit Leggings pattern the waist will be defined as:

Waist: waist measurement should be taken at the desired waistband seam line (not at top of waistband as we would in non-maternity). Waist measurement will be the circumference of the torso connecting the spots where we measure rise and depth to in front and back. Waist does not have to be level to ground, it can be tipped like our rise and depth. 

 

Measuring rise and depth for maternity waistbands:

 

Option 1: Over the belly, Yoga or Contour

For over the belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to under belly (approximate location of public bone). This will be location of waistband seam.


Depth will often be in the 2-4” range, and rise a bit larger (front rise will often be only slightly larger than front depth).

Measure back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) to approximately similar level on back, as band is same width on back as front (like front, we are measuring to location of waistband seam, not top of waistband).
Fabric stretch will make waistband higher in front somewhat, so depth can be higher in back to ensure seam isn’t too low.


Depth will often be in the 3-6” range, and rise larger than that, but measured to same point. 

Please note: The default for the maternity contour waistband is a height of 6" (15cm) and the default height for the maternity yoga waistband is 8" (20cm). While these are the default settings, you will be asked if you prefer a different height and can input your preference.

 

 

Option 2: Low belly maternity band, elastic or yoga 

For low belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to same location as for over the belly band (approximate location of public bone). This will be location of waistband seam. Just like over the belly band, we are not measuring to top of waistband. Use the custom height option in the pattern to adjust band height to be desired height.

 

For low belly maternity band, back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to higher level than than front depth and rise, because when band is narrower, we need to ensure waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back. 


Back depth for low belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with back rise larger and measured to same point. Again it is measured to desired location of waistband seam, and height of waistband will be added by program to that location we measure to.

Height of the waistband will be determined by either the width of your elastic if choosing elastic waistband or if choosing yoga band, the generator will take you to a screen asking how tall you would like your waistband to me. For low belly maternity yoga band, 3" (7.5cm) may be preferred.

 

 

Option 3: Under Belly Band, elastic or yoga

For under belly band, you may want to make band height fairly narrow, 1-2” for example.  Keep in mind under the belly band may be prone to rolling. Changing to elastic instead of fabric band is an option to avoid rolling.

For under the belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to even lower location, so that band remains as low as possible. This will be location of waistband seam. Just like over the belly or low belly band, we are not measuring to top of waistband.

As explained above, for low belly band back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to higher level than than front depth and rise, because when band is narrower, we need to ensure waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back. 


Back depth for low belly or under belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with back rise larger and measured to same point. Again it is measured to desired location of waistband seam, and desired height of waistband will be added by program.


I hope this helps you create perfect fitting maternity leggings. Please join us in our Facebook Group to share your Leggings or if you have any questions, we are always available to answer them. 

Thanks for joining us today, Cynthia and Sasha.

 

See Also:

Measuring Maternity MyFit Joggers

Measuring Maternity MyFit Underwear


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