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Stretch woven V. Ponte

Tiggy

Stretch woven V. Ponte
« on: October 18, 2018, 17:35:51 PM »
I want to make some ponte trousers.  I have patterns which require stretch woven, but would a ponte fit the bill? 
Pfaff P5,  janome500e ,  Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0
Janome 3800QE

Helen M

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 17:39:43 PM »
They might stretch a bit more, also some ponte stretches more than others. Does the pattern give a stretch % for fabric to be used?

Which pattern are you going to use?

Tiggy

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 19:08:56 PM »
I'm liking these Style Arc trousers.
https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/beth-stretch-woven-pant/
https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/julie-stretch-woven-pant/

I'm liking the tailored version on this.
https://jaycotts.co.uk/products/b6293-misses-jacket-top-and-pants#.W8jKlmhKg2w

You can see where I'm coming from.  I've seen Ponte trousers in M&S and they have exposed metal zips, tailored details such as welted pockets.  A bit smarter than pull-ons.

Pfaff P5,  janome500e ,  Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0
Janome 3800QE

Helen M

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 19:48:41 PM »
The patterns both suggest bengaline which has quite a lot of stretch. I've used it and ponte for the Barb and Elle pants both of which suggest bengaline so I think you would be okay. Ponte pull ons can still look smart. Depends on the top you wear with them I think.

I'd maybe allow extra seam allowance just in case your ponte isn't as stretchy as bengaline.

Tiggy

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 19:36:09 PM »
Thankyou   :D
Pfaff P5,  janome500e ,  Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0
Janome 3800QE

DementedFairy

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 20:37:57 PM »
I have some very smart ponte pull ons from StyleARc 'Linda' cut with a deeper waistband, pockets and a tummy stay.  I put contrast piping down the side seams which always gets compliments.  Still feel like jimjams!
C'est moi!

Helen M

Re: Stretch woven V. Ponte
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 12:25:08 PM »
I made Linda's with a stretch gabardine (you need to watch that the waistband will stretch over your bum though!). I then pressed a crease in them and they look much better. I think they are a bit too wide not to have a crease.