Saturday, February 4, 2012

Elle Pants - Item 1 Complete

I completed the Elle Pants and I'm happy with the result:

Pattern Description: (From Style Arc Website) This is the pant of the moment, slim line from ankle to waistline. Elastic waist 35mm or 1 ¼ inch wide. These pants sit so beautifully without any bulk, wear them with your high heels out for the night or with your sneakers for brunch.....a must have piece in your wardrobe!
Pattern Sizing:
6-30 (Each size puchased seperately) I made a 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy and clear instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the slim line of the pants and also that they are fitting without being "tight". Another bonus is how the waistband sits flat without adding any bulk (as mentioned in the pattern description).
Fabric Used:
Sophia Double Knit purchased from
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I'm fairly short so I cut off 3 3/4" off the hem. Next time I would also cut about 1/2" of the top of the pants before attaching the waistband as the pants sit above my belly button and I'd probably prefer them a little lower (I think this is due to my height).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to both.
Conclusion: My first Style Arc pattern. Very easy to sew. A terrific wardrobe basic and can't wait to try some more Style Arc patterns now.

I'm having a terrific time with the Sew Along so far.


  1. They look really good, Elle! Nice job!

  2. I really like the scrunchy look at the bottom. Well done.

  3. Your pants look great! And, thank you for your kind comment about my dress, too!

  4. Your pants look fantastic! I have yet to try the Style Arc patterns, but I really think I may need to in the very near future!