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Posted on:7/6/14 0:43 AM
Project Photo:Silhouette Patterns: 3011 by velosewer

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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Fabric:Ponte Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
These yoga pants have nicely styled legs, a wide, flat waistband and a very stylish design line that makes these wearable beyond the humble lounge room.
You could wear these for yoga but I like this style for smart casual. And I'll show you two versions that are smart casual.

Pattern Sizing:
4-18. I made size 6.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes.
My first version was made with a lighter weight knit with spandex.
This second version was made from a medium weight ponte with very little stretch from Minerva Crafts UK.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy to follow.
The waistband instructions are very easy to follow and successfully create.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style as they are a good basic ponte pants pattern (or PPP).
They're not too tight or too baggy. They're juuuuust right.
These are great to wear to work. You can wear these all day and not look crushed at the end of the day. In my case, you can wear these on long haul flights and still look good.

The cut of these yoga pants is flattering.
Using a 2" elastic makes all the difference.

These's nothing I dislike about this pattern.
Fabric Used:
I've used a basic ponte knit and with the cold weather, these look good and are still comfy too wear all day long.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened the trouser legs.
Made the back crotch curve deeper to match my shape
I've taken the side leg shaping out because my thighs are straight and not curved.

The joey pocket
I added a 'hidden' pocket at the waistband so I can wear these when we travel. I've used an invisible zipper and tricot for the pocket bag. I like to keep the essentials on 'my person' so I know where they are.
Tricot is light so I can still wear this version when I'm not travelling.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I now have 3 pairs so yes, I would recommend this pattern to others.

Conclusion:
These are more work pants than activewear pants. From the pattern packet, that's what these are designed for.

I wore these pants as part of my long haul flight clothes set. I wore them for over 15 hours at a time - sometimes slept in them as you do when you travel - and the pants looked great the whole time. My hair however - that's another story
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detroy said...
What a great idea for the pocket! I'd love to know more about how to make the it.
7/6/14 7:39 AM
sewnaughty said...
Very Nice. Looks like you can wear this for date night:)
7/6/14 8:15 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Wow, stylish and comfortable pants! Sold!
7/6/14 9:22 AM
cmcarr said...
Nice pants. I'm making these pants now. I have to hem them. I added patch pockets. I can't believe how comfortable they are.
7/6/14 10:43 PM
 
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