|Pattern Description: Yoga pants (A) that are fitted through the hips and thighs and slightly flared from the knee down. The wide faced two-piece waistband allows for fun color blocking. A seam at the back of the leg provides flattering fit and easy adjustment. The shorts (B) are great for the beach or for dance or gym practice.|
Pattern Sizing: child's 2 to women's 22 - I made the K corresponding to a child's size 7.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, other than the extra length in the leg
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, although I used both the written and the pictures (the pics did not always seem clear to me). And now that one pair is done, I see just how easy they are to put together
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? really like the 2-piece back leg for shaping and the possibility of colour-blocking the waistband.
Fabric Used: cotton-lycra from Club Tissus. It's a pretty sturdy fabric, medium weight, I guess. It felt right and turns out it's exactly the stretch called for in the pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I originally traced a size I based on verbal instructions but after measuring 'J', it turns out she's right in the size K, where she ought to be for her age. I wanted a bike short - the only alteration was a longer leg, a 7-inch inseam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes & yes.
Conclusion: Having no little one's of my own, I borrow my friend's little girl 'J' when I want to sew small stuff. She needed more shorts for gym class and her mama couldn't find any - seems navy shorts in September is just too much to ask for - seriously ?! Anyway, I picked up this pattern thinking I'd try it for her and get a bit of practice before trying the yoga pant for ME ! These were the draft pair. Once the pattern is tweaked for her & if she likes them, I'll definitely make her more. Possibly, 2-3 more pairs from the yard of fabric I bought - yay for small sizes These are just navy, but I know now her other school colour is white, so colour blocking is an option for the school shorts, but I'm sure she'd like yoga pants with a bright waist as well. For me, I'll trace my size out soon.
Here are the tabletop pics...
J3022 Back seam and coverstitch hem
And the 'real pics' ...
J3022 - Full Backside - the child is NOT shy - LOL