Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yoga Pants

I bought this wonderfully soft, comfy Ponte de Roma from Fabric.com about a month ago and am loving it!  I will have to buy  more!  I wasn't sure I'd like it, the fabric content is 80% polyester/ 15% rayon/ 5% lycra.  I was thinking of those 70's double knits whenever I heard "ponte", but after learning a little more about it, I found out it's totally different.  If you look for Ponte de Roma (not just Ponte) you'll end up with a nice quality knit.  This one is perfect for my yoga pants. It has a little bit of weight to it and is soft and smooth.

 I'm using Kwik Sew 3115, a TNT pattern in my stash.  According to my measurements, I cut a size Medium.  My waist is between M and L, but I'm hoping to lose a few pounds now that I've started working out with my son.  He keeps me motivated.  This fits me well enough for now and maybe in a few months,  it will look a little smoother as I get into better shape. It has a loose comfortable fit and doesn't cling.

This pattern is really easy to put together and can be done in just a couple hours.  I used a drawstring waistband elastic instead of regular elastic.  It gives it a more RTW look.    Pull the cord out before sewing the ends of the elastic together for obvious reasons...  And make eyelets on the waistband to stick the cord through.

Here's what the waistband looks like from the inside before sewing it onto the pants.

And here's the finished pants.  Comfy and ready for a workout!  :)



1 comment:

kathysthreads said...

Wow! Great Stuff. Thanks for showing how you made the waistband. If I ever make a pair of Yoga pants, I definitely will be back to read your blog again!