Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Black Tie Sweatpants?

I get it sweatpants are all the rage. I see them at the mall at all the twenty-something shops. Forty dollars (CDN $) a pop is quite an expense when you consider how easy they are to whip up and that teenagers are sewing pyjama bottoms at home economics classes. Sewing up a pair of sweats is not that far of a stretch from pyjama bottoms. I guess those classes don't emphasis the economics side of sewing. Or maybe it is the designer / brand logo or celeb-look they're after.  


Now I have to admit that I did literally laughed out loud while reading this article, "The Latest Thing in Fashion:  Stylish Sweatpants?!" while in the waiting room at physiotherapist's office. Gotta love a waiting room with current magazines. But I digress...

And this is a public laugh-out-loud. I found it utterly ridiculous when I read
Paul Hardy has a pair of sweatpants he says cost him at least $600. They look like a hybrid between dress pants and sweatpants; he wears them with a tuxedo jacket.  'We're not talking about Adidas here,' he says. 'The ones I have are from a Parisian designer. There's a drawstring on the inside of the waistband'.
Don't all sweatpants have waistbands and drawstrings? And to think that I thought $40.00 was ridiculous for a pair of sweatpants. What am I not getting? Besides a pair of $600 sweatpants.

The Hudson Pants by True Bias  {Source}

If this is your thing, you can easily make your own. True Bias has everything you and your family needs to be hip and fashionable in "stylish sweatpants." The Hudson Pants is available in women, mens and kids sizes.

Jalie Sweatpants (Source)

Even Jalie patterns have hopped onto this trend.

Vogue 8909
And Vogue patterns too! Myself, I don't think you will see me dressing up a pair of sweatpants to wear to work or a black tie event. Call me old school but I wear sweatpants for sweating not strutting. Needless to say, I wouldn't style it with a tuxedo jacket, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Just don't spend $600 on a pair. That's just crazy!

Happy Sewing!


  1. I don't get the sweatpant thing either. When I get dressed I don't want to look like I'm wearing my jammies or going to the gym.

    1. Agree. Call me old-school but I like dressing up.

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    1. I know! That is the part that my inner voice because my outer voice!

  3. I have actually seen some dressy sweatpants in Burda magazine. Depending on the fabric, they can look very chic. Those $600 grey ones are not, however. They just look like $6 Kmart sweatpants.

    1. Except they were made by a Parisan designer! I wish they named the designer who is smiling all the way to the bank.


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