Can you believe Christmas has come and gone, and we are on the cusp of a new year? A lot of bloggers look back at what they have made in the last year, but I'm feeling more like looking forward right now, and setting a few goals sewing wise. I have a couple more 2012 made things to talk about yet, and here is one that has become a favorite or TNT if you will.
It's been getting a bit chilly here, in fact it was about 40*F here this morning. (I know, small potatoes for those of you who live where it's reallllllly cold.) I needed some warm exercise pants for outdoor activities, walking the dog, or just hanging out in my cold house. My sewing room is the coldest room in the house!
I looked through my pattern stash thinking I may try a new pattern, but I ended up going with Silhouette Patterns #3400 Three Piece Yoga Pant, which I have made twice before. This time I modified the waistband. More on that below.
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I had purchased some Nike Dri-Fit Brush Back yardage from (speaking of cold climes) Dawn at Two On, Two Off a while back. It is luscious fabric, so soft and cozy on one side (inside) and a matte stretch lycra on the other. I think she still has some up on her Etsy shop, which is linked from her blog. Let me just tell you, this fabric makes the yummiest, most comfortable clothes.
A little look back:
First pair of SP Yoga Pants made in November 2011
I made these in a 14W using technical fabric from Hancock's. I did not show a full shot on the blog post, because they were rather snug and unkindly revealing. I never wore these much, but kept them hanging in my closet.
Second pair of SP Yoga Pants made in November 2011
Before I made this pair, I studied the pattern measurements/proportions a bit, which I discussed in the post, and decided to go with a regular size 14 waist, grading out to a regular size 18 at the hip and below, which made for a nice wide leg. These fit really well, and I wore them often.
A year later, I am 20 pounds lighter (all sweat and tears!) and needed to revisit the size issue. I had a trying on session, during which my daughter took some cell phone pictures.
|Pair #2 Front|
|Pair #2 Back|
|Pair #2 Back|
|Pair #1 Back (almost TMI!)|
|Another back shot indicating top of waistband.|
I made my own waistband, similar to what Dawn did here, just a little wider, and higher riding. The next two pictures show the waistband unfolded. I cut this on the cross grain, about 4 - 5 inches smaller than my waist.
|Side view, in the midst of UFO's and the ironing pile!|
The Nike Dri-Fit Brush Back is really fabulous fabric. I highly recommend it! The Silhouette Patterns Yoga Pant is a keeper also, and comes in quite a range of sizes.
I hope to make it back later today or tomorrow with one more 2012 make, a rather new category for me, so until then, happy sewing!