Pattern Review of the Ivy Lounge Pants by Megan
Lounge Pants in Lounge Rib? Hell yes!
The lovely Megan Linley has used Clover & Co Lounge Rib to make the Petite Stitchery & Co Ivy Lounge Pants and has kindly shared her feedback for you all.
Pattern: Ivy Lounge Pants
Designer: Petite Stitchery & Co
Fabrics: Lounge Rib from Clover & Co
Measurements: Waist 39″; Hips 48″
Size made: 1XL
Pros: These are SO comfortable!! Also a really quick make and have a maternity option.
Cons: I didn’t love that there wasn’t a shorten/lengthen line through the crotch, which is where most adjustments need to be made.
The Wrap Up
When I say these pants are comfy, I can’t even begin to explain HOW comfy they are. Since I made them a week ago, I’ve barely taken them off when I’ve been at home (and even out at some places hehe).
The first pair I made were a toile from some cheap ponte style knit from spotlight to see how I liked the fit. I was surprised I could make these without having to make my usual 1.5″-2″ lengthen in the rise for comfort and they still feel amazing. According to my measurements I was at the top end of a XXL, which my toile was, but I decided while they were still a good fit, I would size up for my proper pair as they were ever so slightly tight. Being a relaxed style track or jogger pant, I really wanted them to be looser fit, especially over my waist and lower tummy. I made the high waisted version which I can pull up to just above my belly button and its not constricting or uncomfortable.
I think a lot has to do with the fabric I used as well. I am a huge fan of lounge rib, it is so soft and luscious, its like having my legs wrapped in fluffy clouds. Clover and Co is one of my fave fabric suppliers to get printed lounge rib from as I love the quality and the range of designs is also really fabulous. Well worth a look. I have quite a few of their printed lounge rib designs and will be making my kids a bunch of long sleeve tees for winter from them.
So all in all, I will definitely be making more of these. I want to make some from French Terry for winter as my track pants that I will likely live in for the next few months haha.