With Me-Made-May started, I've been evaluating what I really wear. I don't wear silk jersey to clean the toilet, change the cat box, or drive kids to and from school. Being a Mom is not glamorous.
|My yoga pants have pockets!|
Me-Made-May is helping with this. The weather is also. What I really wear in this spring-almost-summer weather are jeans, yoga pants (the new sweats), t-shirts, shorts, and skirts.
I have a few pairs of jeans and pants that are presentable and appropriate. I have now made a couple Sorbetto tops and a couple quick tees. I needed some super comfy hang out yoga pants.
|Once the pockets are sewed on, line up the front and|
back and sew around pockets and then down side seam.
I already wrote about the quick tees. Now for the quick yoga pants. One thing I love about these are that they have pockets. These yoga pants, like the quick tees, are from the Craftsy class Sewing With Knits (affiliate link).
Because I had planned my wardrobe out for May, I knew I needed a navy knit for these pants. Unfortunately, I could only find a cotton/poly interlock. I love the way they feel, but they don't have lycra for the added stretch. I decided to make them with the interlock anyway.
|Be sure to orient the pockets to the FRONT before|
attaching the waistband.
One of the characteristics of interlock is that they have stretch across the grain only. This is two way stretch. It is also hard to tell which is the right side because the knit is the same on both sides. In Sewing With Knits (affiliate link), she tells all about the various knits and the benefits and drawbacks of each. She also discusses fiber and material types.
There are only four pattern pieces--front, back, pockets and the fold-over waistband. Cutting was quick as well. The sewing was pretty straight forward, except for the pockets. I didn't use the directions in the video because I used my Brother serger (affiliate link).
|Sew the side of the waist band with right sides together.|
|Fold the waistband so that the seam allowance|
is inside and the raw edges are together.
The waistband had one seam to close it into a big loop before folding the wrong side inside and attaching it to the top of the pants. Make sure that the pockets are to the front before stitching. Once the waistband is on, use the sewing machine to sew a hem.
Once the pattern was printed, taped and cut, the cutting of the fabric and sewing took less than an hour.
|The completed Mom Uniform.|
This top is also one of the five included
patterns and is super comfy.
They are definitely comfy and I am wearing them today!!!
There are five patterns included with the Sewing With Knits (affiliate link) class. These yoga pants, t-shirts, pull-over hoody, skirt, and a dress. I plan on making all of them.
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