Thursday, July 18, 2013

Making Silhouette Patterns Yoga Pant Three Ways



 I try on this blog to share knowledge and techniques.In this post, I want to share a great pattern: Peggy Sagers Yoga Pants pattern  3400  .




This pattern is one  that I keep using over and over again. I change it up in various ways. I add pockets. I shorten it. I use top stitching. I widen the legs. It goes on and on!

I made my first few pairs last summer.

I then used it as the main project for my sewing class this past winter. I managed  to measure seven ladies, draft a personal, individualized pattern for each, and after a few tweaks here and there (I insisted they had to make a muslin first) all seven ladies were delighted with their Yoga Pants.

This was all because of this well drafted pattern and Peggy's many webcasts from which I learned how to make various alterations.

I've made stretch denim Yoga pants, stretch suiting Yoga pants, and of course ponte Yoga pants. I've also made them out of stretch velvet and stretch cotton sateen.

This summer, I made three  pairs using summer weight ponte.

For the black capri length, I added an in-the-seam pocket with a zipper closing to the right side so I can take my phone when I go walking alone in the woods. I'll blog about the top I'm wearing on Sew Passionista this weekend.


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I made a cream full length pair .



But my most favorite ones are the white palazzo pair I made that goes with so many things like this .


and this



and even a casual top like this one. I love the inseam pockets I added to this pair.


They feel wonderful and elegant. I'll be making more just like these.

If you're looking for a really great pants pattern, please consider trying this one. You'll be glad you did!
Check back early next week and I'll show you the changes I made to the pattern to make palazzo pants and I'll also show you a great in seam pocket technique which is slimming and attractive.

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15 comments:

  1. Just checking to see if I can comment from Bloglovin feed.

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  2. You are a testament to Peggy's yogas. That's a very popular pattern. Love her webcasts, too!

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    1. I think it's very generous of Peggy to share her time and knowledge with all of us.

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  3. these look great - I have never tried one of her patterns.

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    1. The patterns are really well drafted.l don't love them all though. I really don't like the sweater set. I find the sleeves are tight even though my arms are not very big.

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  4. Just goes to show you really only need one good pattern. I have watched some of Peggies webcasts and they are very informative.

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    1. Vicki,I'm finding more and more that I use certain patterns over and over and change them up to get the look I want.

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  5. Those palazzo pants look fantastic. As I recall you are not very tall? I vaguely remember thinking you were about my height 155cm. If so, I'm off to make those yoga pants. Would never have thought that would be flattering but wow!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca.I'm 5 feet four and a half inches tall.I'm not sure what that is incentimeters.

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  6. These are terrific-I will go order this pattern right now. Your versions are wonderful and are a testament to your skills.

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  7. Those are great looking pants, can't wait to hear about that top.

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  8. I love the proportions of the full length flared version. Very very flattering!

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  9. I am looking for Lululemon pants, hoodies, and many other workout clothes to add into my uptown store. Please tell me if there is wholesale supplier who deals in this brand.

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  10. very very nice job of sewing...I watch her broadcasts and am considering this pattern no...

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