These are my favorite knit pants pattern - the Helix from the Sewing Workshop. The fabric is medium-weight ponte in a deep eggplant color. I purchased the fabric from the Sewing Workshop. This pattern is perfectly suited to a firm double knit like ponte.
This is my most recent make. It too is from the Sewing Workshop, as yet unpublished. They had a mock-up at the shop when I attended Sew Kansas last summer and I was able to trace the pattern. Though I've now made it three times, I will purchase it again when/if it comes out. There is a sort-of tricky hem at the sides and I'd love to know how they suggest hemming.
It is a super simple top with a boat neck and 3/4 length straight sleeves. There is no side seam. Instead there is a skinny trapezoidal pattern piece that connects the front to the back. This side piece is about 1.5 inches shorter than the front, as well as the back, and that's where the hem is a little tricky. I hemmed the trapezoid before attaching it to the front or back. Then I hemmed the front and back wrapping around the trapezoid hem. It's fairly neat but I'd love to know their approach.
|Inserting the bias tubes into the facing was finicky. I handled it by sewing the front slit in two separate passes.|
|Here you can see the side panels in horizontal stripe.|
It is very light weigh cotton, probably from India, purchased at Gail K in Atlanta. The weight is similar to voile but not transparent. I think I'll enjoy it especially as the hot summer approaches.