Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Very much so. It’s an easy well drafted pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For Burda WOF, they were surprisingly easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn’t like the ginormous waistband so I changed it (see below).
Tricot knit from Denver Fabrics in mulberry. Really like it.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
- As stated, wasn’t keen on the waistband. I like a smooth line around the waistline, not something scrunched up so I shortened it by half.
- I can’t stand activewear pants without elastic around the waist and there is nothing worse than sitting down at Starbucks and displaying plumber butt. Or having to constantly pull up your pants when you are working out. For these reasons, I felt the waist needed to be a little more secure. Most of my other yoga pants have a thin elastic sewn into the top of the waistband so that is exactly what I did. And by serging it in place, it stays secure. I serged it onto one of the waistband pieces, then stitched both pieces together and turned right side out. The only mistake I made was top stitching the waistband, which my sewing machine did not like, and the line is a little wavy. But no one will see it anyway as I will have a top over it!
The waistband was serged to the pants then top stitched with a cover stitch so the seam allowance would be flattened.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a very easy pattern and I highly recommend it.
Another winner from this months magazine!