I am so behind on my posts, like ridiculously. I’m hoping that I can catch up to some extent over the Christmas period considering it’s unlikely I will be getting any sewing done. I tested* the Sunset Lounge pants back in October. After finishing them I admittedly wore them quite regularly and after multiple washes they are still holding up quite well.
Now that we are heading into summer, they won’t get much wear but nonetheless I do need to talk about them. They are fitted at the hips but hang nicely with a loose fit through the leg which comes as knee length or regular long. Waistband options include a yoga band, ruched or a maternity version and of course optional pockets which coincidentally are one piece pockets whereby the opening has a bound edge and the pocket is attached to the front of the pants.
They go together quite quickly and I made my version in a boring black performance cotton lycra (90% cotton/ 10% elastane), since I can never have enough black bottoms in the wardrobe. I omitted the drawstring of my yoga waistband but did add important to me pockets. If you are adding the drawstring either buttonholes or eyelets will need to be sewn/inserted.
Fabric recommendations are light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 30-50% stretch and ribbing is also an option for the waistband but I just went with the same fabric and you can actually add elastic into the waistband also.
I made a size medium in the regular length and I am 165cm for reference. If I were to wear these with extremely flat shoes I would probably need to take out some length next time.
I really like the loose fit of these and I can vouch that they are extremely comfortable.
The awesome thing is that they are free through December 31, 2018 with the code SINCLAIRPATTERNS. You will love having these in your wardrobe as yoga pants, pyjamas, or pants, the possibilities are endless.
*The pattern was provided to me free of charge for testing but all opinions expressed are my own and I received a copy of the finalised pattern for taking part.