Pregnancy yoga pants

Adjust Easy Fit and Sew Yoga Pants for Maternity

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everybody welcome to Jay Stern designs

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today is an exciting day because I’m

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going to show you my new easy fit easy

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so yoga pant pattern and I have a sample

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sewn up and I am actually having it

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tested with some pattern testers now so

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what I’d like to do is talk about the

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pattern and the rise and sort of show

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you how the waistband sits and then what

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I’m going to do is I’m going to show how

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to adjust the front rise because one of

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my pattern testers is having a baby and

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she wanted to know if these yoga pants

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could be adapted to be a maternity from

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the outfit and it’s super easy to do so

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I’m going to show step by step how to

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make sort of a maternity yoga pant out

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of this pattern and I’m just going to

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show you a sample and that’s what we’re

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going to do today so first of all let me

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just show you in front of me I have the

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pants sewn up

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and you can see they are very simple

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there’s no side seam and it’s got a

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center you know obviously the center

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crotch in the front in the back and then

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it has an inseam okay so that’s all

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there is to this pattern they’re very

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very comfortable I’ve made three pairs

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for myself already and I’m shipping off

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a pair for my daughter who’s a size 18

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so I’m trying it in a broad range of

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sizes that’s really exciting

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alright so here’s what the pattern looks

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like and you can see that it’s just the

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front in the back with no side seam and

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you can make them as long or short as

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you want in the pattern I get guidelines

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for shorts with a 10 inch inseam Capri

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length yoga pants that have a 15 inch

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inseam and then a full length yoga pant

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that has a 30 inch inseam this is the

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the center front okay and this is the

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center back and this is obviously the

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inseam okay and

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this is the other end singing I’ll just

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and what I want to show you how to do

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with this is how to lower the rise now

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as they are they’re pretty low rise

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already because the way this is going to

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be a really easy to customize pattern is

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when you develop your waistband so you

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can see when i add the waistband up at

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the top it’s going to add you know it

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could be half the rise depending on how

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wide you make your waist again i made

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mine which an 8 inch strip folded in

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half is a 4 inch and then really when

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it’s finished it’s probably you know

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three and a quarter because there’s 3/8

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inch seam allowances so you can really

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play with the rise of this if you want

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that the waistband to sit you know at

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your natural waist over your belly

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button under your belly button wherever

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you want it it’s gonna be really easy to

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adjust that’s how you get the total rise

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on this pattern so to lower the rise and

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make it comfortable for maternity wear

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especially if you don’t want to stretch

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you know you don’t want to stretch that

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fabric over your belly so you want it to

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sit under your belly so what you would

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have to do then is short in the front

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rise because I know I’m going to be

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adding length back on when I add the

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waistband I’m gonna want to shorten this

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leg portion I think a good place to

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start would be two inches okay because

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the cool thing is once you tried this on

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when you have the legs constructed you

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could then go back and shorten it a

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little bit more if you need to so you

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don’t want to go crazy and make it too

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short because you can’t glue fabric back

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on and make it higher so I’m gonna mark

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two inches like this and what I’m gonna

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want to do is sort of make a note where

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the middle of my pattern is which would

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be approximately the side seam so the

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side seam would approximately be here so

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my front waistline is from here to here

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and then the back from here to there as

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a centre-back

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we don’t want to take much off the back

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we just want to deal with the front so

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what I’m gonna do is I’m just gonna draw

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a guideline from

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my two inch mark just passed my

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centerline right near my centerline okay

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so there’s a straight line once I have

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my guide from two inches down at the

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center front two nothing at the side

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seen what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna draw

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a little bit of a right angle here

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because if you come down to the center

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front at an hot angle like this you’re

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gonna get a B and that’s really not

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attractive so what I’m gonna do now is

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I’m actually going to make a second

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guideline that’s going to be about an

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inch long and it’s creating a you know a

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right angle here because when we know if

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we sew this together it’ll go smoothly

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across the center front and that’s what

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we want I’m gonna take a French curve

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and I’m just going to gradually curve

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off of my straight my little straight

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guide line to the original guide line at

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the side seam and it’s going to create

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this really nice gentle shaped waistline

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edge now when I get to the top here I

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don’t want to have that rough angle

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either so I’m going to smooth this out

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from where I was in the front to the

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back and I’ll actually use a red so you

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can see the difference so basically I’m

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going to start about an inch in front of

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my side seam and I’m just gonna draw a

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line that curves gently to the back like

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that alright so now you can see I’ve

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lowered my front rise two inches and

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then I gently sloped up and then slope

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into my original back waist edge okay

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and what I’m gonna do is just to make it

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easy to see I’m just gonna cut that off

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all right so that’s how the pattern is

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gonna look and basically what you’re

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going to do now is design the waistband

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to go with it and the way you want to do

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that is you actually want to take your

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strip of knit and wrap it around

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yourself once you have your pants on so

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you don’t have to worry about the

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waistband until after you’ve sewn these

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together okay

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then with the pants on you take a strip

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of knit wrap it around your waist or you

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know right on top of where the top of

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the yoga pants are sitting and then you

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can sort of customize the snugness so

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you can determine how long you want the

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waistband to be okay so that’s how you

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would get the length now to get the

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width remember you’re going to be

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folding this in half okay so once you

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sew it into a circle it’ll be twice as

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long as this you cut this on the fold

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this way and then you would fold it in

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half and you can see that that would

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just add a little bit back in and that

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rise will be pretty low and depending on

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your shape you may want a little bit

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lower and if that’s the case you would

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just cut a little bit more off on your

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fabric you can sort of chalk it in and

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make it a little bit deeper but that’s

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how you would adjust this one-piece yoga

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pants pattern to be comfortable for

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maternity wear

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all right so you could make this lower

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and make your waistbands even a little

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bit wider if you want to so you can sort

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of play with the dimension but I think a

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good place to start is to inches down in

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the front and then gently blend yourself

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back up to the original waistline in the

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back if you have a one-piece yoga pant

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pattern that you love and you already

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own it and you want to use it please do

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this pattern is going to be ready in the

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next couple of weeks I’ve worked on a

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downloadable version and I will also

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have a print version I’m going to debut

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it at the American sewing Expo in Novi

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Michigan later in the month so if any of

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you are going to see me there you can

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see this pattern and the samples in

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person if you have any questions about

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fitting the pattern even if it’s not my

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pattern you can post comments below or

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you can visit my blog at JS stern

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designs and I hope you guys are having a

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great day and I’ll see you again soon

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