Today I would like to show you simple woman’s tracksuit pattern which is suitable even for absolute beginners. Pattern is as simple as possible, there are no pockets, back crotch seams, etc. This makes tracksuit very comfortable and great for leisure, exercise and sleeping. This pattern was developed three years ago but we have just converted it to professional design program. Originally this pattern was available in the “old way” only – hand drawn with ruler and curve in sizes 34 to 44. Current version is exported in professional manner and pattern is available in various formats (A4 with seam allowances, A4 without seam allowances, and in format A0) in sizes 32 to 60. Tracksuit pattern is accompanied by step-by-step instructions in the article below…
We suggest using knit with the addition of elastane, thinner uncombed tracksuit fabric (also with the addition of elastane), sports knit, premium functional knit, etc. You will also need elastic waistband with width of about 2,5 cm.
Sewing process – step-by-step instructions for tracksuit sewing
Cuts preparation for this pattern is very simple. You need to prepare two back pieces and two front pieces. Make sure you are placing pieces precisely by the thread grain, otherwise legs of your tracksuit might start to twist after sewing.
Place back pieces face side up and overlay them with front pieces face side down, so you can start pinning the inseams.
There are notches near thighs area of the inseam and side seam. They are there for connecting the back and front pieces. Cuts should overlay perfectly from notch down towards the end of the legs, but you need to stretch front pieces a little from notch up towards the waistline for perfect connection of inseams and side seams. Difference in length is small (only few millimeters), but it is there. Tracksuit should fit you nicely thanks to this difference.
Sew pinned inseams together.
Always progress from crotch seam down. Sew both legs.
Inseams of both legs are done.
Let’s pin side seams now. Again – notches on the pattern will help you to connect pieces precisely.
Here you can see the difference in length of back and front pieces in the area of side seams.
Here you can see perfect overlay of pieces from notch down. This precise overlay stops twisting of the legs.
Sew the side seams, progress from the waist down. Turn one of the legs face side out.
Insert the turned leg to the other leg so they are inside each other face side to face side. Pin the front and the back-crotch seams together.
Sew crotch seams. Make sure that the inseam allowances are spread out and overlaid.
Clear the cutting edges of legs and waist. Pull free ends of thread chains under the loops (when sewing on overlock)
Fold hem of the waist about 4 cm over the reverse side of the tracksuit and pin it down.
Leave about 4 cm wide opening near seam of the back piece, this opening will not be sewn right away.
You can also roll the waist hem to reverse side like this instead of clearing it with overlock. You will end up with about 3 cm wide tunnel.
Fold the hems of legs about 3 cm into the reverse side too.
Sew waist and legs from face side with flexible seam. Do not sew the opening for elastic waistband shut.
Insert elastic waistband through the opening. Determine the correct length of waistband by wearing sewn tracksuit and winding waistband around yourself. Stretch the waistband around your waist so it is neither loose nor too tight.
Sew strung elastic waistband flat. Avoid knots and complicated connecting seams – waistband connection needs to be as flat as possible for maximum comfort.
Sew the opening for the waistband shut.
If you need to shorten or lengthen the tracksuit, adjust the pattern it in the marked knee area. Simply cut the pattern and slide the pieces apart (lengthening) or over each other (shortening).
Your simple tracksuit is ready to be worn. Have a nice day, Peťa.