I used the ponte for the pockets but it might be a bit too heavy. If you are using ponte this might be something to consider. I lightened this one up quite a bit so you see the details but there are still hard on this fabric.
I used 1/4" elastic for the cuffs, it was all I had at home and it worked out fine. The fabric is 4-way stretch rayon ponte in Black denim but is currently sold out. She did get more in for my order, maybe again? It is great fabric.
Looking at these pictures, I must have been very chilly - hands in the pockets for every picture.
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