I did a little impulse shopping at Joann’s over the Black Friday holiday. On Wednesday, I took advantage of their 5 for $5 sale on Simplicity patterns and picked up this pattern, along with a few others. I then went back on Friday and bought the fabric for this project. This fabric was just 40% off (no better than a regular day at Joann’s), but I bought it anyway. It is a fairly thin poly-spandex blend from their activewear section. It’s nothing special, but I wanted a grey performance material and this fit the bill.
Since learning how to sew, I’ve become so picky with how my pants fit that I now only own two pairs of pants: these Ginger jeans and these crazy elastic-waisted Sadie pants. All of my other pairs of pants (both RTW and me-made–see failed Colette Clovers here) have been given away or trashed. With the arrival of fall, I decided that it was time to make a proper pair of pants for myself. Enter the North Point Trousers by Itch to Stitch.
When Sewaholic released the Oakridge Blouse and the Granville Shirt in rapid succession back in 2015, I immediately gravitated toward the Granville. I’ve made it 5 times now (see here, here, here, here, and here) and have plans for at least 2 more. The Oakridge also seemed interesting, but it sat on the back burner. Finally, almost 2 years later I’ve gotten around to making it.