Making the Indu Wrap Pants.

Greetings to all my friends and I hope you are traveling well and happy.
Designer Stitch has just released a fabulous pants pattern – the Indu Wrap Pant – and it is a jersey knit pant pattern and it consists of only 3 pattern pieces. Plus it takes only about 15 minutes to sew up !!!

The Influence of the Indu Wrap Pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above photo on the left was a pic I spotted on Pinterest a good 12 months ago and I really loved the urban and edgy vibe that the design conveyed. Plus I thought I knew it would look fabulous on a myriad of sizes as all my patterns cover size
(AU/UK) 6 – 26
(US) 2 – 22
(EU) 34 – 54
And when looking at Repertoire – a New Zealand designers web site – this week I spotted a very similar design that they had just added to their collection. (pic on the right)

Styling choices of the Indu’s.

When I was developing the pattern for the Indu Pant I knew that not everyone would want the 2 draped sides so I decided to offer an alternative – tapered straight through legs – that are a beautiful and figure flattering alternative design to leggings. What I never thought of was a combination of both. When testing my patterns I let my testers do whatever they want with the pattern as the files they receive are the final pattern – all fitting and sizing is set in concrete.
I loved how my testers thought “out of the box” – using the pattern to create a single leg drape of the Indu’s. Both Stacey and Amy (below) made this version and I just loved them when their photos were forwarded to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Printed Jerseys.

 

This is just a small selection of printed jerseys available from an online retailer in Australia. https://textiletraders.com.au/collections/jersey
I used the first print in the above pic for my sample Indus and they fall beautifully. They have a 4 way stretch at 50%.

One of my pattern testers used a fabric from Mood fabrics – https://www.moodfabrics.com/fashion-fabrics/stretch-and-knits/jersey-prints – and they have an international postage service.

Another online retailer is The Fab Clique who offers short runs of printed and plain jerseys – https://www.thefabclique.com

Plain Jerseys.

Both versions of the Indus look fabulous in both a plain and printed jersey. Above is a pic of rayon jersey knit that I also purchased from Textile Traders – https://textiletraders.com.au/collections/rayon-jersey-knit. It has such a beautiful soft handle and is a beautiful fabric to sew.

Sewing with Jersey Fabrics.

Just a few points when sewing the Indu’s with jersey fabrics

  • Use Ballpoint needles as they have a rounded tip which pushes through the knit fabric without spearing the fibres.
  • Glass head pins are lovely and fine so are easy to pin through the knit fabric.
  • Use a stretch stitch on your domestic sewing machine. Do not use a straight stitch – your seams will snap when stretched on the body!
  • Or alternatively use your overlocker/serger machine which utilizes 4 to 8 spools of thread that gives a sturdy flexible stretch stitch.
  • Use a walking foot – The walking foot literally walks the fabric through your machine. With a set of top feed dogs the walking foot allows for an even feed of your fabric and alleviates the top fabric from “traveling” as you sew.

Thank you for visiting with me and reading this blog post.
I hope you love the Indu influences and just to recap the sale details –
On Sale for a limited time only – $7.00 (US)
https://designerstitch.com/shop/indu-wrap-pants/
multi-sized pattern :
(AU/UK) 6 – 26
(US) 2 – 22
(EU) 34 – 54

Look out for part 1 of the Indu Tester Roundup in tomorrows blog post.

Cheerio and Kind Regards
Ann at Designer Stitch

 

 

 

One thought on “Making the Indu Wrap Pants.

  1. Just purchased this pattern, it looks perfect for travel wear and we’re off to Canada next week. Now to find a suitable fabric from my curated collection!!

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