Its the last day of #chelseapantsweek (yes, it’s only Day 4, but since I started homeschooling I’ve really gotten into the idea of a regular 3 day weekend!), and today I’ll be sharing my most “formal” pair of Chelsea Pants. So far, I’ve shared a chic “dinner with the girls” version, a herringbone “work-appropriate but never boring” version, and a casual “mom-ing around” corduroy version.
When I was perusing the Sly Fox Fabrics website (which I do WAY too often!), I came across this classic grey ponte, and thought it would make the perfect pair of neutral pants for fall, so I snapped it up! This ponte has exactly 25% two way stretch, which is the minimum required by the pattern. If you’re between sizes, you might want to consider grading up at the hip for similar fabrics.
Being so stable, this fabric was really easy to work with, and pressed like a dream, unlike some other fabrics I tried (blue cords, I’m looking at you!). The fit is just right in my usual size- but I do feel like they motivate me to turn down all the donuts/cake/candy at work- another 1/4″ and my derriere might be splitting a seam! I did topstitch for extra security back there- so fingers crossed they last through the holiday indulgences!
Don’t mind all the crazy wrinkles on my legs in some of these photos- the wind was blowing like crazy, which unfortunately activated my allergies and I’ve been sniffling ever since. Ah, the joys of fall.
What fabrics are you curious about for these pants? Any hacks you’d like to see? There might just be a sewalong and a blog tour in the works- so stay tuned! You can follow me on Facebook or Instagram so you don’t miss out!
Also, don’t forget to grab the pattern on sale– today is the last day!
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