Style Arc ‘Ebony’ trousers [NOT PANTS!]. FINAL SWAP 2018 garment
The fabric was a total bargain from Barry’s that’s been in stash for a couple of years [I think]. It’s shirt weight, very drapey, VERY stretchy in a charcoal grey/lighter grey pinstripe.
One booboo in the usual brief StyleArc instructions: the line drawing shows a sort of angled, loose box pleat at the front, but the instructions don’t. And that’s a photograph, so it’s not accidental. I just did it the way I thought looked most like the line drawing. I only found one other review on PR, and she said the same, so I haven’t gone mad.
One booboo by me- despite being [I thought] very careful about the fabric, because front and back look very similar, I managed to cut one of the back pieces out wrong way up. I didn’t notice til I’d nearly finished, and hey, I don’t care lol!
The pull-on trousers are intriguing, with those interesting pleats at the front [and yes, I won’t be wearing this with a tucked in top, so it’s wasted, but it’s comfy! There’s elastic in the back, and the waistband is in three bits, with a front facing. Go on! Buy it and see!
Pockets, yay! The bagginess is something I’m trying to embrace in trousers, and I’m still not 100% convinced, but with this belly, the only other route for me is leggings all the way, so let’s see how I go. Flattering? Not really, those odd pleats, folds, draglines are all over the shop, but hey, they feel great.
That makes 12 things I’ve made for the SWAP, and I can include one RTW and one pre-made item, so I have some decisions to make, then the photos for the actual final submission deadline…I’m not sure if I’m 100% true to the rules, but all the items are wearable, and being worn in pretty fast rotation, so it’s all good!
And now what? Well, I have another pair of the Brenne trousers cut out and ready to sew next, plus the wedding dress to finish…and that Cathedral-inspired dress for Asylum.
Lots to do!