Soduko Contest: Eleonore
I know I’m late to the Eleonore party. In truth, I tried this pattern almost a year ago, but my fabric did not have enough stretch and I used 5/8 seams. That make was too small. Then, a few months later, I tried this pattern again, but I over-compensated. I added extra seam allowance when I cut the pieces, and the waist ended up above my navel. That make was too big. This time I was determined…and a little bit scared.
I used some luscious faux suede that I bought on sale at Joann’s. It has the weight and 4-way stretch of neoprene and a faux suede face. I knew it would have enough stretch for Eleonore, but the downside is that it holds dog hair like a magnet.
By my measurements, I should have cut a size U, but I cut a size V just to be safe. I was diligent about sewing 1/4 inch seams, and I held my breath the whole time. This time, they actually fit!!
They are also super-comfortable. They feel like pajama bottoms. I wish I could make all of my clothes out of this faux-suede neoprene. Here are the pants with their Soduko top and accessory: