A few mishaps, unintentional alterations and pimping that went away, but now I’m ready for Karen’s pyjama party!
Since I knew my sewing time was limited I chose a pattern I already had at home, namely Sömnadsmagasin 02-2012-115, velour pants. I was also a conscious decision to do velour pants as they come together without any seam finishes.
The pants were drafted very high in the waist, which is not the most comfortable, plus it’s a lot of excess fabric in the front crotch. This was impossible to see in the technica drawing and in the magazine they were styled with a matching hoodie so the waist part was not seen. If I make another pair (which feels unlikely right now) I will consider this. I am a bit keen on the hoodie though.
The waist has a 5 cm elastic (which has already begun pulling up. The ribbon is a satin ribbon which I cut 12 cm longer than the recommandation and every time I pull the pants over my bum I must hold on to them so they won’t go into the waistband. I must add some sort of stop feature.
There was supposed to be drawstrings along the pant at the ankle. But due to my messing up, I had to cut the bottom piece off. I don’t fear the ripper, but small stitches on velour would leave holes in the fabric. I added ruffles to the pants in stead. My husband was saying that velour pants looks very 70s, he hasn’t dared say anything about the ruffle addition.
They have a bit too much ease for my taste, a common thread for the Sömnadsmagasin patterns I’ve tried. But then again, these are pants for chilling at home, the shouldn’t be too tight either.
Pattern: Sömnadsmagasin 02-2012-115.
Alterations: Waistband sits about 2 cm lower, ruffles in stead of drawstrings at the bottom (both alterations due to messing up more than anything else).
Fabric: Stretch velour
Notions: 5 cm elastic, satin ribbon, thread.
Estimated price: Fabric 157 SEK (€18.13), elastic 14 SEK (€1.62) ribbon and thread 5 SEK (€0.58). Total: 176 SEK (€20.33)
A pair of pants that I think will be cosy during autumn and winter, especially if I make the hoodie as well. Not the most perfect pants. but they do the job.