FYI - the top I'm wearing in the photos is the Style Arc Gail.
Pattern Description: Easy to wear and make pant sitting on the high hip. Straight leg with a 48cm (about 18.75") leg opening.
The waistband for size 12 was about 35". These pants sit just above the high hip on me.
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? They looked exactly like the line drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Didn't use them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: The wider leg and perfectly flat faced waistband make these ideal for wearing with fitted knit tops. I have a long rise and like how they have you topstitch the waistband down since it helps break up the length a little. They're office appropriate but also very comfortable. They also make up very quickly.
Dislikes: Out of the envelope the leg had a slight taper at the bottom. I removed it in the back leg because I wanted them to flow more smoothly over my shoes.
Fabric Used:Twill-weave RPL from Gorgeous Fabrics. You need fabrics with a good drape for these pants. Wool crepe, flowly RPLs, and suitings are all perfect.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No design changes.
My fitting adjustments were:
extending the front crotch curve 3/8" and the back 3/4"
adding 1/2" to the entire inseam of the back leg
removing the slight taper from the back leg as I wanted it to fall over my shoes more easily. Between the adjustment above and removing the taper the finish width of the leg ended up being 21".
removing 3/8" from the top of the front crotch curve
lengthening the legs 2". The inseam for size 12 is 32.25" long. I know these look a bit long but I was standing on uneven ground, and since I can't remember if I prewashed this fabric or not I'm playing it safe.
Took in the waist at the side seams a total of 3"
Took in the back dart a total of 1/2", and changed the shaping so it was more curved outward instead of a straight line
I took in the facings the same amount as the waist, but for the back facing I slashed and overlapped the pieces so it was more curved
I made no changes to the actual shaping of the crotch curve, this is an out-of-the-envelope shape.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, my next pair is going to be wool crepe and fully lined. I highly recommend this for wearing with fitted, untucked tops.