When my cute sewing buddy Nicole of Merritts Makes shared her fun idea for Sew Fancy Pants month, I knew I wanted to join in the fun. She’s joined by Katie Kortman, Loni of Havin Sew Much Fun, and Jennifer of A Maker Heart for a month-long party full of inspiration, fitting tips, and tons of great discounts.
My handmade pants consist of mainly joggers- ALL the joggers really. I’ve tried a half-dozen patterns and sewn them up in everything from classic french terry to flannel. I do have plans to tackle my first ‘real’ pair of pants this month but I thought it was only fitting that I join in this month with some ‘fancy’ cozy joggers first.
I turned to my favorite tried and true jogger pattern, the Brassie Joggers from Greenstyle Creations. I sew up a small, mid-rise, ankle length and am always super happy with the fit. I do modify the waistband and do a single casing with 2″ elastic to really suck in the gut 😉 I also add a strip of fabric as a binding to the pocket opening instead of flipping and hemming the edge. Simple modifications that make this pattern one of my favorites ever!
I used a gorgeous bright floral double brushed polyester from Knitpop. I fell in love with this botanical print and was originally planning a dress for one of my girls. I’m super glad I claimed this for myself though. It’s full of all my favorite colors and already have a ton of tees that look great with it. It’s got mustard, olive, burgundy, and magenta meaning the pairing options are limitless.
I have one other pair of DPB Brassies that I wear to death. They’re perfect for traveling since they aren’t too hot and they’re lightweight and oh so soft. After wearing mine constantly the last month I knew I needed another pair for an upcoming trip.
Are you joining in Sew Fancy Pants? I hope you do! I’m so inspired by the creative makes out there. Check out #sewfancypants on Instagram to see everyone’s take on this fun challenge. If you’re a little more conservative like me you can still join in the fun! I love the diversity of this great sewing community and so grateful for everyone’s unique style. So inspiring and just fuels my creative juices! I can’t wait to sew up more!