Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wallis pants


I’ve started the new year finishing a ponte knit Wallis pants from StyleArc. I had basted this together with a large stitch a few weeks ago and was not so happy when I tried them on. The fit was quite good, but the seam on the front to me looked like I had my legs twisted. The line drawing from StyleArc suggests that the whole side seam is moved to the front, creating a more or less straight line in the front. This is certainly not the case. The seam is curved from the side to the front, quite a different look.

Yesterday I finally had some time and sewing mojo. I didn’t want to start with adding a ufo so tried it on again. It wasn’t as bad as I remembered and the positive comments from my daughter made me finish it, which didn’t take very long. The fit was quite good again, StyleArc really is true to size. It’s won’t be my default pants pattern, for me it’s only suitable with long tops, and even then it’s critical. The color is a beautiful dark turquoise shade, the photo doesn’t show this very well. I won’t show you the photos without the top over it, they are not suitable for the internet ;)

One of my intentions done (not specifically new years resolutions): no more than 2 or 3 garments in progress and finish before starting something new.
The review is here.

10 comments:

Diane E said...

These pants look great and so do you. One of these days I must try a Style Arc pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

sdBev said...

I agree the illustration suggests the entire seam should be on the front. I would be unhappy with this pattern. I'm glad you took the time to finish and share your observations and experience.

pdiddly said...

Glad you managed to get these finished - I confess I feel too fat for knit pants without them making me look bigger, so I can understand why you want to wear them with a long top, which by the way looks lovely on.

Maybe when I have lost another 20lbs or more lol

Nancy K said...

It's a nice look with the long top, but it definitely does not look like the illustration. I do find that patterns that are only shown in an illustration are often not what they seem in real life. At least you can wear them!

Vicki said...

Shame they are not as you expected, however not all lost as they look great with the top. Great colour too.

Valerie said...

That's the strangest pant side seam I've ever seen, but they do look great with the long top.

gwensews said...

Um, looks like the illustrator missed his mark this time! However, they look fine with your long top.

Karin said...

I'd never wear pants like this without something very long on top either! Nice to have for being comfortable when it is too cold for tights, though.
It's frustrating when patterns don't match the illustration.

Amy said...

That's odd--I'm glad you mentioned this, because I also thought the seam was on the front. These look like a pretty comfy pant though!

a little sewing said...

Sigrid, I agree with your daughter - these look very nice on you and the long tunic is pretty, too.