Monday, February 06, 2012

Simplicity 1919 - Ponte Pant

Description: Slim pants in two lengths, skirt and jacket

Sizes:  8 to 24

Instructions:  They are good instructions, nice instructions on zipper.  I didn't follow them to closely since I made some changes.

Fabric  Black ponte from Nancy's Notions.

Changes:  My ponte had a nice stretch, so I eliminated the zipper, oh darn.  I added 3" to the length and was able to use a 1" hem.  The description states slim pants but I narrowed the pant from the knee down but 1/2" on the inner and outer seam.

I also used the instructions from Kwik Sew 3115 to add a bit of elastic to the waistband and it keeps my ponte pants up a bit better!  I will have a tutorial on this technique in a day or two.

Conclusion:  I am thrilled with my ponte pant and happy I have completed a garment for the sewalong.


or heels
Probably won't be the top I wear with these pants but wanted to get some pictures done quickly.
Working on the link tool now, so look for a post tonight for this feature.


  1. Super cute!! They turned out beautifully.

  2. Such a great looking pair of pants.

  3. Very nice pants Lori- they look lovely on you!

  4. You will get a ton of wear out of these!

  5. Love these, the style looks great on you!

  6. yay! They look great, Lori!

  7. I like the look of these pants! Look forward to tutorial on elastic.

  8. I was kind of skeptical about the whole ponte pants thing, but I'm starting to see how great they can look. They're so chic and slimming, and I would never ever guess that they have elastic in the waist. The top is great too--the sleeves are really interesting--is that a Butterick?

  9. These look great! I want to make a pair!

  10. I love your whole outfit. You could never tell your pants are elasticized - the whole outfit is so streamlined! You look wonderful.