Ponte Houndstooth Hybrids

Firstly I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you about my previous post on the floral trousers. The response was amazing and Simplicity had them as Tweet of the Day!

Once again I have used the Simplicity 1696 pattern and tweaked it slightly - no zips for me this time! I made these trouser/leggings hybrid from a really good quality houndstooth ponte de roma from Minerva Crafts. I wanted to try and make some 50s-ish-Hepburn-esque-capris.

It is the exact same pattern as the floral ones, darts and all - but as the fabric is mega stretchy I just added a black elastic waistband made of black ponte as a contrast.

 It feels like wearing pajamas! Ridiculously comfortable. Very pleased how the same pattern turned out with the ponte - they would be ideal for travelling as seem smart but crazy comfortable at same time.

Next on the agenda....leggings! Time to test the Burdastyle Carol leggings pattern #BS-039.

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  1. These look so effortless smart, and can be worn all day but also for a night out , well done.

    1. Thanks that's very kind of you - trying to think of what other print to make them up in!