I have been sewing away! After the Hot Patterns dress disaster, I didn’t want to sew any knits for a while. So what did I do? Yep, I sewed me some more knits! I think the reason is that they are comfortable. But are they the most attractive for my body type and style? I honestly don’t know. So hopefully you can help. Here is my first attempt at knit pants. The question is: Do they look like something I would wear to a luncheon or to yoga class? I’m voting for yoga class:
That’s The Sewing Workshop Trio Pant in a ponte knit. I love the Trio pant, and I love the feel of the ponte knit, but I also feel a little silly in them when I’m wearing them out to lunch with my DH. I’m not sure if it’s the color or the knit. I’m beginning to realize that I have to feel comfortable in something or it’s just not going to fly.
I like these pants, but I think it’s because I like the whole look. I like the fact that the pants (which are The Sewing Workshop Hudson pant) are brown, instead of a bright color on my bottom half, which I don’t think is such a great look for me. It is a microfiber knit that I got from Marcy Tilton. It’s very easy to sew and easy/breezy to wear, especially for traveling. The Hudson pant has a nice shape to it that I’m not sure shows well in this picture. I made the extra-small, with no adjustments. Next time, I will add an inch to the crotch, which is a normal adjustment for me, but for some reason I didn’t make on these pants.
Also, I like the twin set. I love, love, love wearing cardigans! I feel very comfortable in a cardigan. I haven’t found the ultimate cardigan pattern yet, though. This one is Simplicity 2474, which is from the Threads Magazine Collection. I find it slightly dowdy, but not horribly so. I’m sure I’ll get lots of wear out of it for the comfort factor alone.
The sleeveless shell is from the Pamela’s Patterns twin set. It is wonderful! It fit perfectly, with only one adjustment, and that was to raise the bust darts by 1/2 inch. My next cardigan will be from this pattern, which is my next project. I’m looking forward to sewing it up in a brown knit. You can see I’m loving brown these days.
So, what do you think about knit pants?