Have you ever made a great fitting pair of pants in one fabric, then used the same pattern with a different fabric and the pants were awful?
I taught a class focused on MacPhee Classic Pant pattern #395.
On the back of the pattern is the recommended fabric; Slinky or any medium weight knit.
I love Slinky! Linda drafted this pattern with a soft, stretchy knit in mind, so the wearing ease reflects that fabric weight.
We all know that a pair of knit pants that fit the body too closely are leggings, not pants.
But think of how a pair of jeans made of stretch denim fit. Close to the body, right? It works because the fabric is firm and hugs the body without showing too much detail.
Here is a pair that I made with a stretch denim. I taught a class on how to figure out what size to make to adjust to the firmer fabric.
Next week we’ll sew them, and then I’ll post pictures.