The ant’s pants
Meet Joni. Joni is a track pant from StyleArc with a slightly dropped crotch, curved leg seam and long leg cuffs. I sewed Joni (we are on first name basis now!) today on my sewing machine as I didn’t bring my overlocker on holidays with me. I’m nearing the end of my fourth annual winter beach holiday with Sharon and our girls. After 20 weeks apart, we’ve had a great catch-up, cracking weather and lots of walking, cups of tea and champagne. Neither of us are ready to go home yet.
Regular readers would know that I rarely sew for my bottom half, but 2020 is a topsy-turvy year and Blogless Anna pant sewing is underway out of need! I currently only own one pair of track pants (these) without holes in the knees.
Did anyone say pockets? The Joni Knit Track Pant has slant pockets which I just can’t help but slide my hands in… and
patch pockets on the back.
The back pockets are probably more decorative than functional, but they were fun to sew. I used the 10mm glue backed tape (from my online shop) to assist with turning the raw edges under and holding the pockets in place before top-stitching. When I make these again, I’ll photograph a little pocket tutorial for you.
Did you spot the faux fly? See my Instagram story for more details on basting a top-stitching guide in different coloured thread, from the wrong side.
I also skipped the drawstring cord, as life is too short for things that aren’t functional! That’s a polite way of saying, I can be lazy.
My cuffs are a little shorter than drafted as I made a cutting error. I accidentally cut the cuffs with the greater stretch running lengthwise rather than widthwise. Easily fixed, but it does mean my cuffs are 5/8″ (1.5cm) shorter than drafted but I’m okay with that!
And just one last shot of my rear to finish this post… You’re welcome!
Pattern: Style Arc’s Joni Knit Track Pant
Fabric: French terry (97% cotton & 3% elastane) in the demin colourway with matching ribbing from MaaiDesign.
Alterations: Slightly shorter cuffs due to a cutting error. I also skipped the drawstring.
Accessories: Jumper from Scarlet Jones (many years ago) and scarf knitted by me!
Location: Blue Hole, Warrnambool