September 12, 2013 by Janna Roznos
While I have been waiting for the autumn to arrive, I sewed another yoga pant.
This is my design:
I used the previous design changes I made for this pattern (the side panel pocket) and just added a cuff at the bottom with some buttons.
The fabric I used, I purchased from Michael Levine Loft in the Fashion District of Los Angeles.
After visiting Michael Levine (Loft and retail store) a few weeks ago I had only come away with three bags of fabric.
I restrained myself.
Anyway, back to the yoga pant.
I wasn’t sure how to do the buttons in a knit so I consulted this book:
It has some great tips on how to sew with knits. Ultimately though, practice makes perfect and that’s what I need with knits: more practice.
Gimp thread stabilizes the buttonholes in the knit fabric.
I had a moment of hesitation regarding what buttons I should use.
This fabric is a thinner (lighter) weight knit than my last pair and, I am not so thrilled with the color now that the pants are sewn. The fabric may also be a bit too light (underweight?) for the button cuffs.
Even with these unhappy bits, I don’t think the pants are a total loss. For the immediate future, they will go into my closet and ferment for a bit at least until the cooler weather arrives. You never know, after looking at these pants with fresh eyes, I may be just thrilled with them.
I had thought I would make this jacket from this knit too (to go with the yoga pants) but after working with this particular knit I am having second thoughts.
Another sewing project that I have been busy trying to finish is my rendition of this dress.
I have a dinner/special occasion later this month, which warrants a new dress. Right now the dress is waiting – patiently- on my dress form for me!
But before I can get back to my sewing, my sewing room needs good clean up, particularly the floors so everything is stacked away so I can clean.
For me, a clean sewing room = a better sewing experience ;-).