Velour lounge pants

April 21, 2016 2 Comments

Velour lounge pants

April 21, 2016 2 Comments
Velour lounge pants

Velour lounge pants

So I made a pair of lounge pants last weekend. This was a project were I just threw caution to the wind and didn’t do any alterations or checking any measurements. So instead of trying to mimic my lounge pant sloper, I decided I should try another style and perhaps discover something new. The only “alteration” I did was going down a size since the organic cotton velour I was using tends to grow quite a bit.

Velour lounge pants

Velour lounge pants

The design (from Danish pattern magazine Allt om handarbete) was pretty straight forward, a waistband with casing for elastic, straight legs and cuffs. The kicker was the welt pockets and faux fly. The latter was simple, but the welt pockets were another story. I can be stubborn, and went totally against all common sense when I decided to make them in soft “shapeless” velour.

Velour lounge pants

Let me tell you, there’s is no interfacing in the world that will keep these pockets lying flat. I will talk about the pocket process in another blog post, but for now, let’s just say it was a struggle. But hey the pockets work, gaping or not!

All in all I’m really pleased how they turned out. Only thing I would change is lower the waist and make the waistband a bit wider I think.


Velour lounge pants

Velvet on velvet. Me lounging in our velvet sofa with new velour lounge pants. The sofa is from Ikea – because we are Swedish that way. 

Johanna

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  • Aline April 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    These pants look soooo comfy! good job.

    • Johanna April 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      They are! Am wearing them as I write this in fact 🙂

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