Monday, December 22, 2014

Vogue 1378 take 2

And here we have another make it took me too long to photograph. I made these pants several weeks ago, and have worn them at least weekly since then. That's a winner in my closet!
The pattern is Vogue 1378, which I made previously here. That pair is still in rotation, although just as lounging around the house pants, as the cool silver foil printing has worn off of the knees. I decided I needed a basic black pair, which of course, makes the seaming impossible to see.
The last time I made this, I used the lapped seam method as directed by the pattern. This time, I elected to use traditional seams, which makes the seaming even less obvious. I'm really making the most of this cool pattern... The only place that traditional seams was difficult is the one inset corner at the top of the leg slit. It was a little tricky to sew as a regular seam. I did the usual staystitch and clip method and it worked out fine.
Since I had made a pair of these before, I though the fit wouldn't be an issue, but this ponte is a teeny bit more drapey than the last pair, and I get a bit of wrinkling around the front crotch and knees that I don't have in the first pair.
The back fit is pretty good, although again, the fabric is draping a bit more. I probably could have taken a fisheye alteration back there.
I just love that kicky little leg slit. It looks so great with heels. This pattern has been a total winner in my wardrobe. It goes together easily and wears well. Secret PJs are the best. If you're curious, the top is Vogue 8919, made last year. You can see it here.


  1. Those look good and isn't is incredible how fabric can change the fit of a garment.

  2. Adorable pants! I love it and I'm glad to see your sew-jo is going strong!

  3. is it me, or do you have the perfect doll pose in that first photo ;)?

    i LOVE that kicky bottom part!