Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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.