It may seem like a crazy time to sew a pair of sweatpants in 95-degree weather but I will never pass up a chance to wear (or make) comfy clothes. I couldn't resist the fluffy softness of this fleece - plus the snakeskin print made it a no-brainer! I've worn these so much since they came off the sewing machine. It's worth turning up the AC to be able to wear something you made, right?
These pants were so speedy to make! Overall, they only took around 3.5 hours and I felt super productive. The fleece was so perfect for these sweatpants. The thick, fluffy fabric is everything you could wish for in a pair of pants to wear during a cozy day knitting on the couch. Since the fabric is so thick, I used a thinner jersey scrap leftover from an old project for the pockets. I love the contrasting fabric and it helped decrease a little of the bulk in the pocket area.
These pants are perfect for someone who feels comfortable sewing jersey and wants to try out pants for the first time. The instructions are helpful and straightforward. It's a great way to learn new skills like sewing buttonholes and putting elastic into a waistband!
If I made these pants again I would definitely go one size up. I normally like things to be oversized but, since they are pants, I tried to be 'true' to my measurements and they ended up just a tad snug. I would love a pair out of a woven fabric for days when I'm forced out of my PJ's!