Black Pleather/Ponti Pants
I picked up a remnant of black pleather on Fabric Visions sale table and immediately had a vision of a ponti/pleather pair of pull on jeans. I am loving all of the rtw pairs I have seen around but not being flamboyant in nature, I felt a toned down pair was more my
I decided to splice my front and back leg pieces and insert the pleather. I had leftover ponti in my stash from these pants which have since been passed on to my daughter. The ponti is deliciously thick so I knew it would hold the style well.
For the pattern, I did consider buying Stylearc's Georgie StretchWoven Jean pattern, or Jalie's Eleonore Pull On Jeans pattern but decided to work with what I have. Ginger Jeans as a pattern was a no brainer really because it is already in my stash and I have used it already. To adapt the pattern to a pull on style was simply a mater of adding a mock fly and inserting elastic into the waistband. I added belt tabs so I could wear a belt if necessary but actually I don't need to. I left off the front pockets in favour of faux pockets because I didn't want the bags showing.
All in all I am really happy with the resulting pants. My only disappointment is I used the last of the ponti!