ETA: Style Arc has since updated the line drawing to correctly show the side seam placement.
Pattern Description: The must have fashionable Ponte pant with front design line and elastic waist. Great to wear with boots, heels or ballet flats.
Pattern Sizing: 6-30. I made a 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No. I had the same result Sigrid did in that the side seam was not at all vertical like the line drawing. Instead it started at normal side seam position and then waved to the front.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the fit - like leggings but not quite. I like the idea of using this pattern to make wool ponte pants for the winter.
My major dislike was that the line drawing was not accurate.
Fabric Used: The 4-way nylon/acetate/lycra Swiss knit from Gorgeous Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My fitting adjustments were adding 2" to the leg length, scooping out the crotch (both front and back) 1/2", extending the back crotch curve by 3/4", lowering the front crotch curve 3/8", and adding 1" to the calf width and bottom leg opening. (I must have large calves by Style Arc and RTW pants standards because as you can see they are definitely not too loose even after this adjustment. Strange thing is that I never have trouble with tall boots being too tight in this same area.) The toughest thing about making these pants is that I also needed to take in the waist 4", and the topstitching makes it difficult after the fact. Luckily I was able to fudge it with this dark color. (In case if you were wondering, I took in the waist at the curved sideseam.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again but adjust the pattern so that the side seam is completely vertical from the knee upward.