Easy peasy - StyleArc Elle

Friday, October 3, 2014

The majority of the pants and jeans in my wardrobe are either wide leg or have a bootcut and I am thoroughly sick of the silhouette.  Enter the Elle pants from StyleArc.


These are basically instant gratification sewing, three patterns pieces and an elastic waist which sits flat when worn.  These are a straight size 14, I added extra length but ended up removing it.


I ordered bengaline from StyleArc to make these up but had to throw it in the bin.  I didn't check the fabric properly and I cut them with the stretch going the wrong way - in my defense the stretch on bengaline is parallel to the selvedge which is the opposite to almost every other stretch fabric.


  When I first put these on I wasn't sure I liked them, but they're actually getting a lot of wear.  Another project off my sewing table and into my wardrobe.


So my plan to clear the decks in September has worked really well.  I've finished all the projects I had in various stages of constructions - the link seems to be that they're all really basic and I think I just lost interest in them.  I have a couple more to show you and then it's on to my plans for October.  I also got a bit click happy on the StyleArc website last night and I can't wait for my new patterns to arrive.

9 comments:

Judith said...

These look like a great fitting pair of pants ~ you are right about the silhouette of this style, it is very flattering ... J
*You aren't the first one to mistake the stretch on bengaline fabric ... sadly ...

Marie said...

I agree, the fit is great. No wonder they are on constant rotation. And yep, I have also done the same with the bengaline fabric.

Accordion3 said...

I just did the same cutting trick with a pair of shorts. Drat!

Your Elle's are lovely.

Sarah Liz said...

Yes, Bengaline is tricky. These pants look great for everyday basics.

fabric epiphanies said...

Everyone that makes these pants seems to be of the same opinion. They are a great TNT pattern. I can see why they are in regular rotation in your wardrobe.

Emma said...

These look fantastic! Great fit too - i paid about $150 for a pair of pants from CR during winter that look very similar. They do have a waistband but i eve wear my tops tucked in so these would be perfect in future!

Gail said...

Easy doesn't mean they lack style! Perfect pull on anywhere pants.

Sharon said...

Very smart looking pants and love the orange accessories!

poppykettle said...

Bummer about the Bengaline!! But these look very wearable, and are a lovely leg shape on you :) Yay for instant gratification sewing!