|Pattern Description: The Misses' Pants & Tops are designed for two-way stretch fabric with 75% stretch. We suggest cotton Lycra®, nylon Lycra®, rayon Lycra®, or swimwear fabric. |
Misses' pants and tops. The very close fitting pull-on pants have flared legs in two lengths and a wide waistband with narrow elastic. The View A camisole has a shelf bra lining and elastic at the top edge and shoulder straps. The View B top has a V-neckline and armholes finished with self fabric bindings.
Pattern Sizing: XS - S - M - L - XL. I made the pants, view B. I didn't really cut one particular size, I will explain more in the alterations section.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Kwik Sew really lives up to its name. These are so easy and so fast to sew. This is actually my second pair. I made the full length version a while back but I sewed the waistband on backwards and didn't care enough to fix it then I got some sort of ugly greasy stain on it before I photographed it and so I never bothered to take any pictures. But once you know the process, you can whip these out in about an hour, after you've cut the fabric.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a very flattering yoga style pant. I've made the full length and cropped length and liked them both. I have nothing bad to say about this pattern.
Fabric Used: Organic cotton jersey to match this top I made the other day. It's adorable fabric, covered in doggy goodness. Why? Because I kinda like dogs and I think they like me right back. I consider this my fully crazy dog lady regalia.
Back: nothing too exciting here, but I thought I'd add it for completeness.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I bought the sure-fit pants kit a while back and have been using the basic pants block I created for myself, as a reference tool for cutting out commercial patterns. In this case, because the kwik sew patterns are so clearly marked, I just place some craft paper on top and trace the pattern out so I can later use the pattern again, if my weight changes substantially. In general, I cut the back a size larger than the front and then extend the back crotch even further. I also shorten the front rise and taper the waist. I've saved my custom version of the pattern, in with the other pieces in the envelope, so I can make more of these whenever I like.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. This is such a cute, easy and fast pattern. It's nearly instant gratification.
Conclusion: If you wear yoga pants and want to make your own, this is a fantastic pattern. I was able to cut and sew my pants in an afternoon. With a few modifications for my own fitting peculiarities, I was able to make a really comfortable pair of pajama pants that I just love wearing.