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Can you buy a knit pant that is anything else?
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Date: 3/12/11 11:55 AM

I have been looking for cheap replacement pants for some cotton interlock type pull on pants to wear around the house, particularly in the evenings. It seems that those types of pants have been replaced by the universally ugly legging. See previous threads on leggings and outerwear. I know that I will have to make these to get what I want, but is anyone else as frustrated by this as I am.

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Date: 3/12/11 12:09 PM

You could try the Sport Knit pant or the yoga pant from Lands End. They are both cotton. I used to buy their Flat Front Knit pant maybe 7 years ago, but they kept 'improving' it every year to the point where it was no longer a good fit or a flattering cut; they've since stopped making the style (guess it didn't sell well....duh!)

Also jjill has some yoga type pants that you might like.

For very basic, lower priced pants, sometimes Champion has a straight leg cotton (it may be jersey) knit pant in a heathered gray that is nice.

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Date: 3/12/11 4:46 PM

Quote: mastdenman
I have been looking for cheap replacement pants for some cotton interlock type pull on pants to wear around the house, particularly in the evenings.

What type of pants did you have before? (The ones you are replacing?)

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Date: 3/12/11 6:35 PM

At least you have plenty of patterns to try!

I just picked up Butterick 4807. Definitely not leggings.
Butterick 5539 is also for knits.
McCall's 5890 has knit pants as part of the wardrobe.
McCall's 3402 would work, too, especially if you want to use fleece fabric for the pants.
Vogue 8565 is for moderate stretch knits.
Vogue 2064 , a Donna Karan pattern, says it's for 2-way stretch knits, but the details beyond the line art aren't posted, so I don't know if that is only for the top. The pants do look knit, though.

I'm too annoyed with Simplicity to search their site, but I know I've seen something recently.
New Look has a couple new patterns for knit wardrobes with wide legged knit pants. 6977 and 6950 come to mind.

Good Luck!
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Date: 3/12/11 6:55 PM

I love these pants from Target C9 by Champion Fitted Bootcut Pants. They're made from a substantial bottomweight stretch fabric, they're super-comfortable, and they look just like a nice, neat pair of casual black pants. I've even worn them to work and I think they're a good price/value. I have many pairs of these.

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Date: 3/12/11 7:29 PM

These are a Hanes menswear pull on pant made from a cotton interlock.

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Date: 3/12/11 7:34 PM

Try the athletic wear section of any retailer. The company I work for has them mixed in with the Nike, Adidas, Russell stuff. I bought a pair a couple of months ago.

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Date: 3/12/11 7:41 PM

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Vogue 8565 is for moderate stretch knits.


I like these pants. That's what I had in mind. I think I'll get this pattern and try it.

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Date: 9/11/12 7:50 AM

I actually have good luck with Faded Glory and Danskins from WM-- winter warmth around the house. Danskins makes many styles and you can often find closeouts during seasonal changeouts from knee-length and capris to full-length. I don't put in the dryer but hang and shake out for extra length. Penney's carries cozy slimmer sweats from Made for Life, found a pretty teal pair end of winter.

Does anyone make kiddie leggings and what fabric/pattern?






















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Date: 9/12/12 9:06 AM

I make kiddie leggings because my dd is very thin, and very leggy. I have a pattern from one of the Big 4 that is a dress/leggings. It works fine now that I have it tweaked. I added a lot of length! Any pattern should be fine, really.

I like to use a cotton/lycra blend for leggings.

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