Kwik Sew makes some fantastic knit patterns, and this one, 3115, is one of my favorites. My fabric, from Christine Jonson, is called "Tanager", a cotton-lycra blend. It has 80% stretch, and great recovery, which makes it perfect for this, my favorite knock-around-the-house and yoga pant. I recently bought a new serger - the baby lock imagine. Since Baby Lock is introducing some new models, I was able to get a decent deal on this one, which has 'automatic air' threading. I have easily mastered the 3 and 4 thread serging features on this machine, but the 2-thread has me stumped. I need to go to class. I, Ms. Independent, and I will do it myself, thank you, ran into major headspaceandtiming issues, while trying to master a 2 thread flatlock. (That means I used lots of bad words, and the cats fled from the sewing room...) So, after 2 hours of frustration, decided to just go with the 3-thread flatlock, which I used on the side seams of this garment. The 3-thread lays more thread down, which is bulkier...which brings me to my desire to use the 2-thread flatlock.
Anyway, I ended up using this relatively light color fabric, and that's why I wanted vertical seaming to show, so I'd have a lengthening, and slimming line in my final garment. I used darker blue thread in the flatlock, and I used a narrow rolled hem. So, I did these in time to wear tonight, and soon I'll be making meatloaf and pumpkin pie for dinner. What does meatloaf and pumpkin pie have to do with these pants? Nothing. But there it is. And here are my new pants.