I was a pattern tester for Fehr Trade's Knot Maste Yoga Set.
For the bottoms, I used an organic terry knit from Tessuti. It is a lovely fabric, but I had bought it online hoping to make a t-shirt, and it was a heavier than I wanted for a t-shirt. It might be a tad heavy for yoga pants too, but I am planning on wearing these for lounging around in winter. It is perfect fabric for that.
I didn't have quite enough fabric, so I used a contrasting cotton lycra for the waistband. I made the waistband narrower than the test pattern, but I know that Melissa altered the width of the waistband after the testing round, so have a look at the waistband on some other finished versions if you would like to know how wide it really is. The pockets of these joggers are cut on with the main panels, and in
conjunction with the gathered waist, make for a nice slouchy look. They
are my favourite feature of these pants.
(Oops, threads hanging out in the above photo. I had only basted the hem bands on at this stage, as my fabric was not as stretchy as recommended, and I wanted to check that I could get them on over my feet.)
I didn't like the top when I made it up. It felt too loose and maternity-ish. Now that I have seen the pattern sample made up, I realise that it would have worked much better in a soft, drapier knit. My fabric is the active wear fabric from Lincraft. In my fabric, the knot at the back felt all too bulky.
So, I love the pants and will wear them a-plenty when the weather cools down. I have already given the top away, so I can't even get a photo of the knot tied for you.