I've recently fallen in love with yoga pants...if I weren't afraid of someone noticing me wearing nothing but them...well...I'd wear them all the time! They are so stinkin' comfortable!
What's even better is the fact you can make yoga pants out of a large t-shirt. As soon as I saw the post over at Cut Out & Keep, I knew I had to try this. I immediately raided my husband's closet and presented him with his options; he chose this shirt:
The t-shirt does have to be considerably large for your size otherwise it won't fit your hips...ask me how I know ;)
First, cut off the sleeves...start a couple inches below the seam to make plenty of room for the crotch.
Cut the collar off straight across. You could totally stop here and have an awesome ginormous (which apparently isn't a word) muscle shirt! :)
Now, you can either cut straight up the center of the shirt (make sure to measure), or you can do like I did which is to cut up the sides so you can preserve the image or whatever is on the shirt. Each piece will become one leg. Start from the bottom of the leg so the hem will be straight.
Fold each leg in half lengthwise, with right sides facing each other, and sew up the straight seam (do not sew the crotch or curved seam!).
Turn one leg right side out and put it inside the other leg, with the crotch seam aligned.
Starting at the crotch seam, sew up to where the waist will be. Go back to the center and sew the other way. This keeps the crotch lined up.
Since your tushie will likely need more fabric than the front, try on the pants and fold down the front to where you like it to sit (remember you're adding a waist band). Cut that off. The front will now be rounded.
Put each rectangle together, right sides facing each other, and sew the short sides together, making a circle. This is your waist band. Try it on and make sure it fits snugly. If it's too short, add some fabric. If it's too big, sew further in.
Align the bottom of your waistband with the top of your yoga pants and fold down. Sew the seams together. You may have to add darts in the back, or gather the material so the pants will fit with the waistband.
Flip your waistband up, and fold the top down to the seam you just sewed. Sew the top of the waistband to the seam to create a casing. If the waistband fits snugly enough, you can call it done and lounge in your hubby's ex attire, or you can leave a gap in the seam to insert elastic. Or, you can cut two holes at the front of your pants and thread a tie through...a shoelace, or a strip of the t-shirt fabric.
Super cute, comfy, and frugal yoga pants!
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