Printed Pants



I made some more new pants.  Not just any pants, but a departure from my usual style.  Yes, I have joined the printed pants revolution.  I am not usually a fan of anything with an elastic waist until I made these.  



I downloaded the Tessuti Anita Ponti Pants pattern on Friday night and printed the 34 odd pages on Saturday morning.  By lunch time it was taped together, cut out and ready for sewing.  I did have one small problem with this pattern.  My measurements dictated that I should cut out a size 6 but after pining the pattern pieces together, it quickly became apparent that this wouldn't fit.  I then read on the pattern that the sizing was Australian sizing which is also the same as New Zealand sizing.  Right, I am a size 10 here at home so this is what I cut out. I think the measurements and the seam allowances in inches causes confusion.  An Australian pattern in my opinion should be in metrics, and not a combination of metrics and imperial.  Right, gripe and confusion out of the way, these went together pretty easily.



The fabric I chose is a lovely light weight ponti from Lincraft which I picked up in their 30 percent off sale.  The only change I made was to run the ankles in by 1cm.

Anyho, I was determined to wear these today despite the 25 degree air temperature. Today, for our walk around the giant buiding site which is our city centre, I am wearing my new pants with my white Maria Denmark tee. 



And the verdict.....well there will definitely be more!

Comments

  1. Oh I love these, they look so great on you. I have been umming and ahhing over this pattern, every time I see it just pushes my closer and closer to buying it. I just wish I could find some nice pattern ponti like yours, my local Lincraft has only got nanna fabric!

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    1. All I can say us buy it! It is a nicely slim fitting pant without being legging tight. What a pain that Lincraft doesn't have anything nice. Mine does this season thankfully!

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  2. Yay!!! I love them! They look great on you!

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  3. Love the printed pants and love the urban landscapes! (And of course, I always love an elastic waist...)

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    1. Silly I know but elastic waists always seemed a bit nanaish to me!

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  4. Gripe away my dear, I am totally with you. So many american patterns only offer imperial measurements so I think Aus/NZ patterns can quite rightly offer only metric ;) hehe. You pants look fab, I've always worried about printed pants making me look funny but you chose a great print :)

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    1. I wouldn't even mind if it offered both but no, it had a mixture!

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  5. Ooh, I really rather like these! Great print on the fabric. And don't even mention imperial measurements... Or my eye will start twitching unattractively. Gah!

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    1. Oh dear an involuntary twitch! That is serious!

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  6. Very cool trousers :)
    and I agree! I'm only capable of visualising metric measurements. This is why I simply cannot with the overseas companies that omit them completely! I "get" 5/8" SA, and that is about it!

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    1. This was 1/2". I don't do 1.25cm seam allowances!

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  7. Great minds think alike, I bought fabric and a pattern for printed pants last week! I really like yours and they will be so comfy in the ponte. I'm sure they'll go with everything in that colour combo too.

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    1. I am not very original am I? In my desire to replace the black in my wardrobe, I am growing grey!

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