January 13 2022 – Caireen Brown
I don't know about you, but this last couple of years has got more and more draining and my interest in being creative was replaced by simply getting by from day to day. The pandemic has been a long slog for everyone with heartbreak for many people along the way.
I finally had an urge to sew something this week and while it's not the most exciting of makes it felt so good to get back to the sewing machine. I discovered I'd almost forgotten how to thread my machine and had to look at the instructions to remind myself.
This weeks sew was a pair of plain black yoga pants. A brilliant basic to have in your wardrobe. I chose to make them in plain black ponte de roma (you can buy it here) which means these are definitely more for lounging or casual wear rather than exercise as I'd think they'd be a bit heavy for that.
I found the pattern at Saja Ego and if you'd like to make these please visit the website here and download it directly.
I found the pattern super clear and easy which is always a bonus. You can download and print in layers which means you can print just the size you need.
The pattern went together easily and the separate instructions were really easy to follow.
I managed to print and stick together the pattern and cut and sew the trousers in around an hour. I used my overlocker for everything except the hemming on the legs but you can use a regular sewing machine for all of it too.
As you can see in the picture below I am the eternally lazy sewer and rarely change all the threads on my overlocker. My top tip for this is to always change the left needle thread to match the project as that's the one that will show through if the seam is pulled. The others will never be seen by anyone else but me so I don't get myself too excited about what colour they are.
I love the fit of these, they're definitely on the looser fit side which is new for me but so so comfortable to wear so I'm a big fan.
All in all, a great pattern and even better because it's free. Do please checkout Saja Ego and send some love their way.
Let me know what you think and how they turn out if you give them a try,