These newly completed knit pants are made of a nice 4-way stretch heather gray ponte knit purchased from the local store Homespun in 2012. I think it is a rayon/poly/lycra and was labeled as an Eileen Fisher knit. I used the J. Stern Misses Jeans # 37 pattern for the front, back, and back yoke pieces. For the waistband, I followed the instructions for a wide Stretch Fabric Waistband from Christine Jonson, as posted on her website http://www.cjpatterns.com/documents/Cut2-Issue02.pdf. The pants were slightly too big at the top using the same pattern size as for my jeans in 2012, so I removed approximately 1/2 inch in width from the upper 9 inches of each side seam allowance before sewing on the waistband. I didn't include any pockets. When I started this sewing mashup (in the spring of 2012) I had no idea if it would work, but I really like the result and that I can wear them for travel, a hike/walk, or a work day at the office.
This purple top was made in May 2012 using the Vogue 1250 dress pattern and a lightweight rayon/lycra 4-way stretch knit purchased at Homespun a couple of years ago. To shorten the pattern from a dress, I cut the pattern front at the top of the side darts and cut the pattern back at a corresponding length. I've worn this top a lot and it layers well with a close-fitting cami underneath and a cardigan or blazer over it.