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|StyleArc: Claudia Stretch Woven Top - Type:Pants |
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Cigarette leg pant features an interesting front seam and a darted back hemline. The Claudia pant has a waist facing and side zip to eliminate bulk to give a slim silhouette.
4-30 StyleArc patterns are sold per size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
StyleArc has very basic step by step instructions with a few additional drawings. Perfectly ok for me and even if you're a beginner, these pants are easy.
StyleArc defines them in the range 'Medium/Challenging', but I can't see what's challenging about them. An invisible zip maybe?
That said there is one thing thing that is not good in the instruction drawing: at point 4 the drawing suggests you sew up both side seams to the top. Don't do that! The zipper has to be inserted. It's correct in the written instructions. I sew in the zipper before completing the side seam, but that's just my way of working.
The style of it, looking the same (apart from the front seam) to a rtw pair I have.
A woven fabric with a little bit of stretch. It has been in my stash for ages, don't know the exact material it's made of.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made
Almost none! I did buy the pattern to my hip size which is a different size from my waist. Of course I had to take in a bit at the waist but that is really all I did: took a centimeter from the front seam at the top and made one of the darts a bit bigger.
I'm wondering if I have to give it an extra centimeter in the center back. I'm wearing it today and will decide upon that.
I did serge the waistband facing at the sides that overlap the zipper tape instead of folding it. It reduces bulk.
I also understitched the waistband before turning it over.
And trimmed the top of the darts to remove bulk as well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already have two fabrics in blue and black on my table to cut it from. Definitely recommend the pattern.
I'm rapidly becoming one of the StyleArc fans. This is such a basic pair of pants in a current style which fit me almost right out of the envelope.
If you don't like the center front seam: it's very easy to eliminate it, just tape the pattern pieces together at the seam line. I will do that on one of my next pairs, with my figure that means a little dart at the front, which is fine.
Back for education only ;), yes a few wrinkles, and I am considering just to accept them as part of the combination figure/stretch fabric/not being too obsessed with fitting
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