New Release! Shakti Pants by Designer Stitch

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Fresh off the pattern design press is the new Shakti Pants from Designer Stitch. These pants are loaded with options! Four different leg styles: Side ruched, drawstring, standard straight and bell. Three waistband styles: yoga, standard and side ruched. Did I mention pockets? Yes! Pockets!

Intended for knit fabrics, the Shakti Pants are comfy and stylish. I applied to test these and was happy to be chosen!

My Version of the Shakti Pants

Designer Stitch Shakti Pants | Sewn by Corrie Nosov of Chipmunk's Corner

For my final pair, I chose to use a ponte de roma fabric that I picked up from Walmart. I haven’t ventured into the world of crazy prints on my pants yet … and wanted something work appropriate. These fit the bill while still feeling like I’m wearing yoga pants — ultimate comfort!

Designer Stitch Shakti Pants | Sewn by Corrie Nosov of Chipmunk's Corner

I love flared pants, so chose to go with the bell style with the standard waistband. Can I just say I love sewing? How else does a 5’10” woman get pants that actually fit and are long enough?! 😀

Designer Stitch Shakti Pants | Sewn by Corrie Nosov of Chipmunk's Corner

Because I was short on time during the testing phase, I didn’t add pockets to my Shakti pants … gasp … I know. I’ll survive. Barely. 😀 I will say, that without pockets, these pants are an very quick sew. The directions are straightforward and easy to follow. The standard waistband includes elastic, but the application method is just brilliant! No casing!

Designer Stitch Shakti Pants | Sewn by Corrie Nosov of Chipmunk's Corner

I made size 6 graded to a 7 in the hips (US equivalent sizes 12 & 14). I think that I could have gone with just a straight 6, and will do so for my next pair.

One of the things I love about testing patterns is learning new stuff … I didn’t know before that I had a long pelvic frame — high waist. Now I know and I know how to adjust for it!

Designer Stitch Shakti Pants | Sewn by Corrie Nosov of Chipmunk's Corner

 

Conclusion

I really like my bell version of the Shakti Pants and am looking forward to trying the other variations. Ann, the owner of Designer Stitch, does a solid job with the drafting and instructions. Check out the Shakti Pants for yourself!

 

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