What temp do you set your thermostat to? I have ours set to 67F when I’m home alone, but a bit higher when Mr Domestic is home…and then he makes a fire…he’s very cold. But I tend to just wear warmer clothes instead of heating the air. This winter I needed to upgrade my warm wardrobe for the Polar Vortex.
Yoga pants are great to wear around the house, but they’re just not very warm. I could put long johns underneath, but that’s just bulky. So I made a pair of VERY warm yoga pants. The pattern I used is Silhouette Patterns #3400 Three-Piece Yoga Pant.
The fabric has some lengthwise lines running through it, like a flaw or something in the weave. It doesn’t hurt anything though for these casual pants.
Yoga pant with 3 pieces: front, back, waistband.
4-18, 14w-28w. I made a size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Hard to tell from their photo, but yes, it looks like the line drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pants were very quick to make up and fit very nicely.
A very warm fuzzy fleece from JoAnn’s. It was leftover fabric from another project. I only had enough for the front and back, so I made the waist from another leftover piece of micro fleece. It worked out great, as I like having a thinner fabric for the waistband.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
At first I was afraid the size 10 waist wouldn’t make it over my hips, so I made that part a size 12 and with a thinner piece of elastic I had on hand. Big mistake – the waist was too big and the elastic was inadequate. So I got new elastic (2″ wide), cut a size 10 waist, cut the serged size 12 waistband off the pants, put the new one on…perfect!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! These are too comfy to only have one pair. I think anyone could make these, they are so easy.
I’m looking forward to trying out many different fabrics and different looks for these pants.
Yes, my waistband is off center a bit. That is on purpose, as I sewed a fleece loop into the seam on the inside so I could put them on in the dark and feel the loop on the back. I didn’t want too much bulk at the intersection of the seams.