Designer Stitch released the new Shakti Jersey Pants PDF sewing pattern earlier this week. This pattern designed for knits has so many great options that make pattern a great value! Check out these styling options that the pattern offers:
*4 leg options- Side Ruched , Drawstring, Straight, and Bell
*3 Waistband options – Standard, Yoga, and Ruched Yoga
The more I sew for myself, the less satisfied I am with ready-to-wear(rtw) clothing. I have found that it is pretty standard for me to have to do a full booty adjustment on the back of any pair of pants I make. When I put on a pair of rtw pants, I am annoyed with the lack of room in the seat and proper back rise height! I added a 1 1/2″ wedge to the back curve of the Shakti back pattern piece and they fit perfectly!
I knew right away which leg option I was going to choose for my first pair. The flare of the bell legs is a style I tend to gravitate towards. And these pair up perfectly with my Bridget Top and Ilse Vest, both of which are also from Designer Stitch.
There are multiple looks that can be achieved with this pattern depending on the fabric you choose. I used a lightweight cotton-lycra for this version. Even though we have been having a heat wave in my area, the flowy nature of the bell legs and fabric still help to keep me cool. The other types of fabric that can be used are any light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics with at least 50% stretch. Some of the fabrics suggested are rayons, silks, cotton, wool and bamboo. I would love to get my hands on some silk or wool knits to create some gorgeous dressier versions of the Shakti’s!
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