Sorry for the break in posting! Tim and I went to Cambodia for a week with friends... I didn't get photos of these pants before we left. More on our trip coming soon at my other blog!
After Thanksgiving, during the Black Friday sales, I bought this ikat print ponte fabric from Girl Charlee. The color and pattern reminded me a lot of the traditional batik they make in Indonesia, the kind made using natural dyes. I figured it would make a nice wrap dress or something. Then, when perusing the sewing corner of ye olde interwebs, I got the crazy idea that the ponte could be used for some Anita Pants from Tessuti, slim, somewhat leggings-esque, angle-length pants.
I think they came out pretty cute! I basted them together and decided to add width in the hips, thighs (shocking, I know), and crotch seam (yeah, I said crotch. what.) by using smaller seam allowances. Without that teeny bit of extra help in those areas, I was worried they would split since the fabric was already stretched to the max there. Other than that, by the book... a quick sew!
They're quite leggings-esque in the butt and thighs, but that's not unusual for me. The lower leg is more pants-like. Not sure I'll wear them with any top that doesn't cover my butt, because, in my mind, leggings are not pants. Also, I worry about camel toe. I mean, I don't stay up nights, but it crosses my mind with regard to pants like these. But paired with a longer tunic or sweater? That'll do, pig.
Next Tessuti pattern on my list: maybe the Suzy pants in slinky rayon challis? perhaps the Tokyo jacket? I've got both patterns, so you'll just have to wait and see!