This is a Vogue pattern designed by Marcy Tilton (of the Marcy & Katherine Tilton Sewing Barn).
The pattern envelope bills them as “almost leggings” meaning not quite pants, not skin-tight either. I was hoping for a Goldilocks style of legging.
What I did get is a very nice pair of lounging pants.
The pattern has a back yoke section, which helps fit those of us with a protruding patootie. The legs fall straight, with a slight taper to the ankles.
I tissue fit the pattern, and amazingly, it fit pretty much out of the envelope, so I decided to leap into cutting “the good stuff” right away. Everything was sewn on the serger then hemmed on the cover stitch.
The pattern shows some stylistic tucks / gathers in the knee area, which I opted to try. Then ripped out. While a check of the tissue showed this feature to land at my knees, once it was executed in the knit fabric, the tucks showed up around mid-calf. Not the most flattering of locations. I’m not sure if this is due to the lengthwise stretch of the fabric or operator error. Either way, I removed them.
While I was hoping for a more legging-like fit (and may use this pattern as a jumping off point to create some in the future) I am very happy with the results.
The fabric is a medium / heavyweight ponte from Fabric.com. They have it in various colors and fiber contents. This one feels very soft to the hand which I attribute to the 30% rayon.