This is all a very long winded way of explaining why I am now setting aside my summer sewing and diving headlong into my fall sewing plans. The first item on the list is a pair (or two or three) of ponte pants. I hate wearing pants in general because RTW pants are always to short in the rise and leg for me. I know that the obvious solution is the make my own (duh) but extensive pant fitting does not excite me. But pull on ponte pants can't be too hard, right? They stretch and usually don't have more than the most basic of zippers plus some interesting seams. Since last winter I've stashed several pieces of ponte and collected a bunch of potential patterns (listed below) and I'm resolved to get to it!
McCalls - M6173.
These basic leggings from aren't high on my list, but
I feel like I should have a pair of these eventually.
Vogue 8859 by Marcy Tilton,
The knee seams and the "jegging " details on the back give me pause, but I hear it's a nice fitting pant, though not very slim. I'm uncertain about sizing up or down to accommodate this fact.
Donna Karan Vogue 1378
OMG, the style lines are amazing. I can't even. These will be mine as soon as I get over my fear of screwing up the fit. The wrap top is pretty fabulous too. If you spend any time stalking Donna Karan (or even DKNY) online you know how much I intend to $ave by making these myself.
I even made note of the fiber content, marched over to Mood and demanded some "Donna Karan" ponte in that precise blend.
My current favorite: Vogue 1411, by Sandra Betzina.
This one has really good fitting tips in the written instructions. Sandra, you are awesome.
And the one I'm actually going to make first, Vogue 8962
is as basic as it gets and I can try to get the basic fit of a ponte pants settled
so that I can tackle the other lovely patterns on this list with confidence.