Back in September Patterns for Pirates had a contest type thing where you were a pattern tester. The winners would become permanent pattern testers for them. I decided to join in the fun. The pattern was for a pajama pant. It is one pattern piece, and unisex with low rise for women and higher rise for men.
The first one I made I did a straight size XL and I didn’t like the fit. It was way to baggy.
So the second time I used a satin fabric and made a Large in the waist to XL in the hip. These pants are fantastic. They are so fun to wear. I’m only sad I didn’t have enough fabric to match the sides.
Fabric: a satiny charmeuse? I don’t know. I grabbed it on the fly at Walmart one day. It was $1 a yard and only 2 yards were left. These pants took 2 yards so a total of $2
Adjustments: I scooped 1/2” out of the rear curve (a low butt adjustment).
I enjoyed my satin pants so much I made a pair of shorts too. Same sizing L to XL and I also dropped the rear curve 1/2” for a low butt adjustment. This is a fast and quick pattern, nothing fancy. You can get the shorts out of one yard by folding the fabric cut edges together. The shorts are ok, though the inseam is a bit short for me. I prefer the pants.
I honestly don’t know where or when I picked up this fabric. I only had one yard and this worked well. It’s a satiny charmeuse.
Here is the first pair I made in a thicker, stiffer fabric. It is too poofy and the waist is too large. I used this as my muslin and they were tossed in the bin after these photos. The sizing on these was straight XL.
Fabric: baby blue plaid chambray from fashionfabricsclub; purchased back in Oct 2013 for $5.25/yard. This was one yard.
Deer and Doe ~ Plantain updated version
The shirt I’m wearing in the top photos is new too. Deer and Doe updated the free Plantain pattern a bit ago and I loved the old one so I wanted to try the new one.
Size: In front I did 42 shoulder, bust, waist and 44 hip. In the back I did 42 shoulder, bust, waist to a 46 at back hip. I also did a 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment.
Fabric: Gray rayon spandex, 2 yards, purchased from StylishFabrics in April 2017 for $3.68/yard. total for top: $7.36
Thoughts: It’s ok. It’s a plain gray shirt. I needed one in the wardrobe. I’m not sure I like the rayon spandex, it’s a bit thin and too drapey but if I wear a cami under it is ok.