Knit Parade

31 Mar

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.

On the other hand, here is a knit pant that I can tolerate:

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?

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3 Responses to “Knit Parade”

  1. Lorraine March 31, 2010 at 5:27 PM #

    Oops -mAke that last word splurge. I’m typing this on my phone!

  2. Lorraine March 31, 2010 at 5:25 PM #

    I know what you mean about knit pants. Your pants look great. Ihave a few different rpl doubleknits for pants (also planning for the Hudson) and I keep thinking of the awful doubleknits of the past. It’s good to know about the microfiber knit – I’ve been trying to sew from my stash but I may have to slurge.
    Lorraine

  3. Shams March 31, 2010 at 4:40 PM #

    This is too funny! I just made two pairs of pants — the Trio and the Hudson – both out of a black ponte knit. I have to agree, the light blue pant looks, to me, like a yoga pant. But the fit is great and I think I would like them in a different color. The Hudson pants look great.

    I made the Trio pant because of your posts. 🙂

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