Thursday, 14 April 2016

Pattern Test: Gazelle Footed Tights

I have had the honour of testing 5 patterns from The Wolf and the Tree and have enjoyed every minute of it. Saskia Smith has been a dream to test for as she truly listens to her testers and works as hard as possible to release a a top notch pattern. The Gazelle (Affiliate Link) is no exception. Start to finish this pattern test lasted for a whole month and was given major revisions throughout the test.

My first version of the tights were made of a solid grey mystery fabric with 4 way stretch that I found locally at Marshall Fabric on clearance for $3.50 per meter.

Next, I used some 95/5 Custom Cotton Lycra with wonderful 4 way stretch from Black Rabbit Fabrics. I love how these ones turned out and I love that I can be even lazier with my winter wardrobe before work. (Dress, Tights, Boots, Done.)

My next pair was made with 2 way stretch sweater knit. Yes, you heard that correct - I made sweater knit tights using the 2 way pattern that is included with the Gazelle. I cannot wait to make more of these next winter. I used cotton lycra for the yoga band to keep them comfy and fitting like a glove all day long.

 Lastly (for now) I made a pair of biker shorts with yoga waistband. They are Super comfortable and worked well for my run today. I made this pair out of some more mystery knit with 4 way stretch and plan to make another pair with some athletic knit for my summer runs. This is the perfect length run shorts to avoid any thigh chafe - an added bonus!

So RUN and get your copy of GAZELLE (Affiliate Link) while it's on sale! Use code "Gazelle"to get 30% off any pattern in the shop until Tuesday April 18th.

 Don't forget to join us in the TWT Sewing Pattern Den Facbook Group to show off your creations!

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Cheers! Michelle

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