A women's pants pattern. These are pull-on elastic waist pants, but they do not have the look of a pull-on pant.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 6 - 30 I made a 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looks very much like the pattern picture. I always like to put a crease in the front of the pant leg. I think it raises the bar for the pants making them go from okay to more dressy.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were easy to follow. I have been sewing for years and have made many pants before. I followed the directions because I heard they suggested a different way to sew the crotch seam. I am always open to learn something new.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There is not much to dislike. I thought I would not like the somewhat gathered waist, but the gathers disappear when I am wearing the pants so that is a non-issue. Fabric Used:
I used a lovely grey Ponte Knit from Hancock Fabrics. Wonderful fabric for cooler weather. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I have heard it said that Style Arc patterns are made for tall women and that is so true. I removed a total of six inches from the length of the pants. I took two inches off between the hem and knee, two more from the thigh and two more from the hip area. I made a size 10 based on my measurements, but when I tried them on (before hemming them) they seemed a looser fit than what I wanted. I re-sewed the side seams to 5/8" seam allowances and the fit is superb. As usual, I had the extra fabric gathered under my backside. I scooped out about a .5" from the back center seam and the extra fabric is almost gone. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I would make them again. I see several other pairs in my future.
Wonderful pants, easy to make and they look and feel great! You may find more details on my blog.