Moji pattern can be found at the online magazine Seamwork, which I am a subscriber. For 6 bucks a month you have a choice of 2 patterns that are approximately 1-3 hours to make! In addition, there are sizes for curvy girls too! Also, I’ve always loved Colette patterns!
There are two versions of this pant and I made both. I opted out of the grommets at the waistband and made buttonholes instead. I used size 14 and finished my seams with an overlock stitch.
My version 1 is a mint mystery cotton bottom-weight fabric thrift find for $2! Score!
My version 2 is a lightweight denim from my stash. I also used a pretty floral from my scrap stash for inside the pockets.
Next time, I will go up a size to accommodate my fuller tummy (was just a tad snug); but I will still rock them! Overall, I love this pattern and it comes together easily and quickly! I will definitely make more!
This is Seamwork’s Aires pattern! Yes! I subscribe to Seamwork Mag and when you do, you will receive 2 credits each month to purchase patterns from the mag! Cool, huh?! I’ve always been a fan of Colette patterns, so this was a no-brainer to subscribe to the mag!
My thought/plan for sizing and alterations: my waist is between XL and 2X, my hips will fit Large (full tummy, no hips or a$$). So, I will cut size XL and adjust hips to Large.
I used the overlock/serger for most of the construction.
Why I picked this pattern? Unlike traditional leggings, these have panels in which you can use contrasting fabrics like a mesh, or whatever. Even if you decide to use main fabric for all panels, it still gives an interesting look!
Well, I did not alter the hips to a large and just cut a straight size XL and they fit me perfectly!
I love them! (I’m holding the waist, because I need to purchase more elastic for the waistband 😜).