*join the fun with our sew-a-long for these fab
sweatpants, starting January 7th 2015*
Every girl needs a trim pair of sweatpants.
Make these in stretchy, drape-y knits... think medium to
lightweight sweat-shirting,T-shirting, velour, ponte or silk(y)
jersey; a touch of spandex is highly recommended!
Slim-fit, pull-on pants sit at the natural waist and feature a
forward side seam and lower leg inserts. Waistband is
gently elasticated and the legs are cropped to *j-u-s-t* above
the ankle. Pants fronts have shaped patch pockets; back has
a semi-circular yoke. Matching or contrast top-stitching is
totally optional and adds a cool, modern look...
These are the kind of pants that you reach for after-or even
before!- a long, hard day. Pull them on when you need to be
really comfy, but also when you want to look sporty, relaxed
and fabulous. They’ll work beautifully with a slouchy T or
sweatshirt for busy days at home or relaxing evenings on the couch.
Need to run a few errands? Slip on your favorite sneakers, top
with a hoodie or a denim jacket and you’re out the door...
Sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 will need around 2 yards or 182cm fabric;
sizes 18-20-22-24-26 will need around 2 & 1/4 yards or 205cm fabric.
You’ll also need a scrap of fusible interfacing, plus enough 2” or 5cm
wide *soft* elastic to encircle your waist.
All fabric amounts are for 60" or 150cm wide fabric.
I love it, and after understanding the way of sewing it, I sewed it twice. Some more will follow. I usesd a sweatshirt fabric, same naming, but with different quality characteristics. The second sweat pant got an embroidery. the pants could be one of my all-time-favorites
At 5'1", I have never made a pair of pants that didn't need to be shortened, but these are spot on in the size 6. At first the baggy front seemed weird but now I like it. The front pockets are not to my liking. Grandson thought I put my pants on backwards. I'm leaving them off of the second pair. I used French Terry for the first pair and am using a heavy cotton with Lycra for the second pair.
I love, love , love this pattern. The Sunday Morning Sweatpants will now be my go-to weekend pants. The pattern is on trend with its side gusset, side seams moved toward the front, and round yoke back making these pants look expensive. They are souchy at the top, as others have mentioned, but not exaggerated as I'm seeing on some fashion sites. The legs are very narrow at the bottom, more than I expected, but I like them. They make my legs look skinnier than they are.
I am 5'2" and usually have to shorten pants, but these were the right length. So if you are taller, you may need to lengthen the pattern. I made my usual alterations after making a muslin - shortening the crotch.
I am wearing these with slightly fitted t-shirts. I can dress it up by adding a casual cardigan and scarf or a denim jacket.
I ordered french terry for the pants from Stylish Fabrics on Etsy as Trudy recommended. In fact, I purchased several knit pieces from them and was not at all disappointed. All the fabrics were wonderful and much less than what I would have purchased on other sites. I will definitely be buying more fabric from them.
I have not made Hot Patterns clothes in awhile, but will be now! I have most of the patterns from the spring wardrobe capsule and can't wait to get started on my next projects. Now, off to make some great t-shirts! Thanks Trudy.
thank you , I like the pattern very much now all I need is the fabric
I sewed these up fairly quickly. You will want to muslin first-- just quick to see how the length and the width in the leg are fitting you. I found that the seams matched, the notches were helpful. the instructions were clear. I chose to add a cuff to make them a little longer for wearing during the winter around the house, however, you can also choose to lengthen the pattern instead. The waistband was easy and they fit loose around the hip/crotch, actually a little bit of a drop crotch narrowing down the leg. There is a sew along series with this to assist in sewing if you feel you need to view it for a preview.
Very Easy to fit and sew together. Definitely an ankle length pant, so you may want to add inches or a cuff if you are taller (I am 5'4"). This is SLOUCHY in the bum and front, so if you like a fitted pant this is not for you. The cut is comfy and cute while being just trendy enough! I love that there was a tutorial and suggested fabrics to go with this pattern...it helped me to finish it in no time at all!
This is an awesome pattern! Easy to understand instructions. Can be sewn in one sitting.