Monday, March 12, 2018

DIY New Horizons Portlander Pants Review



I may or may not have a problem. I discovered one of the comfiest pairs of pants that I have ever put on AND it happens to be a sewing pattern that I own. Enter, problem. Now that I have discovered how quickly a pair of these pants can go together, coupled with how extremely comfortable they are; I truly have a hard time putting on anything else. I would be lying if I said I haven't debated wearing them out of the house on several occasions and in fact that is specifically why I made a sweatshirt fleece pair...I mean, its just like wearing sweatpants which I would totally do outside of the house!  


Here is my current collection. While my hubby thinks the floral is reminiscent of his Aunt's 1970's sofa, I personally love that pair. They are sewn in a french terry from Sly Fox Fabrics. I made those in the size 4 and feel like the fit is perfect. Somewhat fitted through the booty and upper leg and then a nice flare. 

The blue on the far left is a french terry from Hobby Lobby that is no where near as stretchy or soft as the floral pair. They are a size 6 and probably get worn the least because the fabric is much tighter. 

The pink and blue stripe is from...wait for it...Walmart. And it's around $10 bucks for 3 yards. These have turned out to be one of the most comfortable pairs I own. This fabric is super light weight and soooo comfortable. However, it majorly stretches and therefore if you make a pair in any of the many color ways this fabric comes in, you may want to size down. I made the 6 and feel like they are about 1-2 sizes too big. 

Finally, my latest pair of Portlanders and also my current fave- the navy sweatshirt fleece from Joann Fabric. These are nice and soft, super cozy on the inside and a bit heavier for warmth. I also made these in the 6 as I was concerned the fleece didn't have much stretch and they feel great. I wish I had better photos to show you of all these pants but these were the only somewhat not blurry photos I could save...oops! 

So...where's the big pattern review?? Who needs it...go get the pattern ASAP and make yourself a million pairs of the world's most comfortable pants. That is all you need to know. Till next time, happy sewing!

Pattern: Portlanders by New Horizons Designs

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