When the Aires pattern was posted by the team at Seamwork, I had two initial thoughts:
- Where can I get me some cat-covered spandex?!
- These would make a great birthday gift for my sister.
Unfortunately, our local Fabricville doesn’t carry any feline activewear fabric, so I decided to opt for a more conservative, but definitely more versatile, black.
This was my first time working with spandex, and I can’t say it was too different from other knits that I’ve worked with. It’s a little slipperier and shinier, but the basics of sewing knits still applied.
The pattern was easy to follow, and I was able to finish the pants in a day (including fabric prep and cutting).
I think my favourite part about the pattern is the contrast panel. I was able to find some super cheap blue power mesh, and it looks really cool against the simple black.
I would call this a handmade gift win!