Today's stop on our self care journey is the Aspen Pants by Greenstyle Creations. These pants are perfect for a comfy day on the couch, but can also be dressed up for work or a night out on the town depending on the fabric you choose.
Katie is sharing a casual style with you today, and here are a pair that another reviewer of ours, Sarah, sewed up in stretch denim.... I love how vastly different this pattern can look just based on fabric choice.
And if you are at all scared of sewing yourself a pair of pants - this is the perfect pair to use to gain some confidence. No zippers, and a flexible fit if you use a knit or stretch fabric.
Read on to get all of the full details about sewing up this pattern from Katie...
I was lucky enough to sew up some Greenstyle Aspen pants. They are sooo comfy, but cute and trendy enough that I won't embarrass myself (or my kids!) by wearing them out in public. I wear business casual and high heels 3 days a week, so the rest of the week is spent in my go-to style: loose, knit pants, tank tops, and flip flops (it's a good thing I live in Florida)! The Aspen pants can be made out of both cotton wovens or knit; you simply size up if you are using wovens. Since I wanted these to be part of my comfy/work at home wardrobe, I made mine out of a sweater knit. They are literally the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever worn. Now that I have shared my love of the finished product, let's move on to the pattern details.
- There are 26 pages of nested pattern pieces to print and tape. Not my favorite part by a long shot, but it's necessary in women's pants patterns. The pages are numbered and outlined, so as long as you keep everything in order, it's a pretty easy pattern to put together.
- There are options for woven vs. knit, like I said. Your size is based on hip measurement, and you simply size up to make a pair of woven pants. My hips are a lot bigger than my waist, so I did have to take in the waist a little bit.
- There are options for low or mid rise, as well as for side inseam and back pockets. I started to make them with the side pockets, but thought that might add a little unwanted bulk to my hips, with the fit of the knit. I have some linen in my stash for my next pair, which will definitely have the pockets.
- Each step is clearly explained and showed by pictures. Once the taping and cutting are over, this is a very quick sew! It took me about 45 minutes to completely finish the sewing of them. This would be considered a beginner project for anyone who is comfortable with knits.