Note; no video today since I’ve moved my video schedule to Tuesday’s in December to accommodate for the holidays and my book release.
After a very labour intensive fall, I’m in dire need of an easy sewing project, so I’m really looking forward to this project: A pair of colour block track pants inspired by the track pants from Tory Burch Sport. I’m making them a little extra luxe by using a nice ponte di roma fabric in two colourways— off-white and navy. Ponte di roma, a thicker double knit usually made of a poly/lycra/rayon-mix, is a super popular dressmaking fabric in Sweden, since it is very easy to sew and flattering on the body. Is it the same in other countries? In Sweden, it usually called courtelle, not ponte di roma, but it’s the same fabric.
The pattern I’m using is an old pattern from Neue Mode, inspired by the velour tracksuit trend of the 90’s. The patterns from this, now folded, German company are very well drafted and can still be bought here (through Sewingpatterns.com) I can’t recommend the pdf versions though, the printing technique Sewing Patterns use is awful and I’ve emailed them many times without getting the proper support. But the paper versions of the patterns are great and very timeless, a lot of them were designed in 1990’s and early 2000 and they still look great. And just before they folded Neue Mode also began adding seam allowances to the patterns (hopefully not related to them going bankrupt!)
So this is how I will ease myself back into sewing after a few weeks of just burning the candle at both ends to finish my book. More about that on Tuesday, when I’m doing a proper book release!