This month, for our Women’s Complete Dressmaking kit, I have chosen the wonderful “Slow Pants” by Made It Patterns (Size 6-20). These lounge pants that are both flattering and gloriously comfortable, perfect for these strange times. Whether you are working from home, walking the dog, home-schooling or curling up on the sofa they will tick all the boxes.  


These stylish lounge pants are a simple, timeless wide leg trouser with pockets, a side stripe and a smooth waistband. A perfect beginner’s make that can be sewn using a regular sewing machine and a simple zig zag stitch or they can, of course, be made up on an overlocker if you have one. These “Slow Pants” are a great beginner’s projects or, if you are more confident, a very quick and easy make. Once you have made one pair you will be whipping up a second pair in no time! They will become a timeless wardrobe staple.  


I have chosen to create this complete dressmaking kit using Ponte De Roma fabric, which is a stable knit with stretch going across the grain. The fluidity in this fabric allows ease of movement and hangs beautifully, creating a wonderful pair of lounge pants/trousers that are still smart and bang on trend.  


Please note: The Sew Ab Fab complete dressmaking kit is only available in the striped leg version of the pants. 


This fabulous dressmaking kit contains:  

  • Paper Pattern and A4 instructions by Made It Patterns. 

  • 1.50cm x 140cm wide 320gsm Ponte De Roma - main colour 

  • 1.25cm x 3in wide 320gsm Ponte De Roma - contrast colour 

  • 1.05m of 3cm wide elastic  

  • 50cm of clear elastic 

  • 1 x matching Gutermann Thread 

  • 1 x packet of mixed stretch sewing machine needles 

  • 1 x fabric label – the perfect finishing touch for your lounge pants. 


Composition of Ponte De Roma fabric:  

  • 73% polyester, 22% viscose, 5% elastane 

  • Width: 152cm 

  • Weight: 320gsm 

  • Care instructions: please wash before use on a gentle cycle with a colour run sheet to catch any excess dye. 


All kits will be shipped within 7 days of ordering.


Women's: “Slow Pants” by Made It Patterns  (Level: Beginner)