Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How I Made the Yoga Palazzo Pant

As promised I thought I'd share how I changed the Silhouette Patterns Yoga Pant into palazzos.

I should first say that I raised the waistline for all of my yoga pants by about !.5 inches because low rise is not for me.I forgot to mention that in the previous post.

I first decided to make the width of the leg bottoms 24".

I started widening the legs at 9" below the waist or at low hip point. I also added some width on the inseam starting at about 5" below the crotch.

The pictures below are fairly explanatory, I think. Please ignore the back pockets. I didn't add them to these pants and they are not part of this pattern but my own addition for a couple of my versions.



Hopefully you can see better when you click on the photo.

I added the same amount to the front and back pattern pieces.



I really love the shape of these pants. It is a very well drafted pattern.

One of my sisters commented on the fit of these and asked me to copy the pattern for her.

The shape through the thighs is of course altered on the palazzos but they fall so elegantly. I'll be making this version again for sure.





I hope the instructions for these are clear. Please let me know if I didn't give enough information.

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8 comments:

  1. That's terrific information. Thanks Diana. And for the thumbs up about the waist height. I hope my pattern is winging its way across the pacific as we speak. Write.

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    1. Rebecca, I neglected to say how fast these sew up once you get the fit right and for most people ,it's not hard to get a good fit. Good luck with yours.

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  2. Your pants are a great look Diana!

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  3. Thanks for the interesting post Diana! I've looked at that pattern before and may now pick it up. Did you use a knit?

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    1. Yes Fran. ss stated in the longer post about yoga pants, I useed a ponte knit. That's the ideal for these in my opinion.I hope you try them as they'll spoil you for any other pant,IMO.

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  4. These look great, especially in the ponte knit. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. A great fit and fabulous look!

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  6. You are a sewing genius! I love the jumpsuit and wish I could buy the exact pattern, just as you have made it.

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