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|StyleArc: Wallis Pant (Wallis Pant) - Type:Pants |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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The must have fashionable Ponte pant with front design line and elastic waist. Great to wear with boots, heels or ballet flats.
6 – 30, sold per size.
I bought a size 16 per hip size, this turned out to be the correct choice.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No, this is what I don't like so much about the pattern. The drawing suggests that the whole side seam is moved to the front and creates a more or less straight seam at the front. In fact the sideseam curves from the side at the waist to the front.
Initially I thought it looked like I had put them on with the legs twisted and left it on the sewing table for a while, not enthousiastic about it (I had only sewn it together with large stitches to try the fit). Yesterday I finally had some sewing time again and didn't want another ufo laying around. I tried it on again and my daughter was very positive about it. That was enough to take an hour to finish it.
Detail of seamline
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Didn't really use them, this is a very easy pair of pants.
What I like about the pattern
I like the fit of StyleArc patterns, this is no exception, even though I had my doubts at first (see below)
What I dislike
The difference between the envelope/line drawing and the result.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made
I made no design changes.
First I made a muslin but the fabric used for that was so different from the ponte knit I planned to use that I became unsure of what the worth of the muslin was. I had nothing similar to the ponte knit to make a muslin.
Then I spent an evening checking measurements, comparing pattern and body measurements and the measurements of a rtw slim fitting pants with some stretch that I like the fit of.
This measuring and comparing resulted in a higher center back seam . But I was still unsure about the stretch factor of the ponte compared to the pattern pieces and my body. In the end I cut the pattern pieces with 2 cm seam allowances to be on the safe side, stitched it together with long straight stitches and tried it on.
Surprise: the extra width for the seam allowances was not necessary. I even took out a bit on the front seam above the knee. Otherwise it fitted well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again, though I don't need many of these. Due to my figure I want to wear this style only with long tops and the top I'm wearing in the pictures is even a bit too tight I think.
Nice to have tried the pattern.
I do recommend the pattern, it's nice and so easy to sew. Without all the checking and measuring it will take only 1-2 hours to make.
No photos of the pants/legging without a top over it, they were not what I want to see of me on the internet.
The photos give you an idea of the style and how I will wear them. No details of the construction/fit this time.
Though I don't like the difference in style from the end result and the line drawing, I think this is a good pattern for this style and recommended fabric (ponte knit). After having sewn a few StyleArc patterns now I'm happy with their consistency in sizes. They are like Burda, both in their fit and in consistency.
I think this pattern would also be good for a pair of gym/running pants.
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