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 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.
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 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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