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Trilogy top and Peta pants

These are both repeat pattern makes.  I first sewed the Hot Patterns Trilogy top for Mum here, and the Style Arc Peta pants here, so I knew that it would be pretty safe to sew both of them for her as a Christmas gift.

Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

I’ll start with the top! I sewed size 14, as before, and used all the same techniques. The fabric was from the Darn Cheap Fabrics $2 table. It feels to be a viscose of some type, and it has just the right flow and drape to make this lovely to wear.  From the Hot Patterns website: Semi-fitted, pull-on styles have a gently shaped silhouette, with center front & back seams. ‘V’neckline and cut-on cap sleeves are finished with self fabric binding. Choose your perfect length; a midi-length dress, a mid-thigh tunic, or a lower-hiplength top. All versions feature a deep pleat folded into the front yoke for that essential bust shaping, plus a curved front and straight back hemline.

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Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

I apply the bindings to the wrong side, then wrap them around to the right side and topstitch them in place. It’s like binding a quilt, really! It means that the outside of the garment always looks neat, as you can ensure that the topstitching is just where you want it to be.

Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

This is a lovely style on Mum, and I’ve noticed that she wears the other one that I made last year fairly often as well. The pants are also a terrific wardrobe staple.  From the Style Arc website: PETA PANT: This elastic waist pant is a great new staple – make it with or without drawstring bottoms, its easy to wear and you will find it a great young fit that is still comfortable. FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION: Washed linen, washed silk – any woven that has drape.

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Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

This beautiful black Italian linen comes from The Cloth Shop in Ivanhoe. As before, I sewed them in size 18, shortening the pattern around three inches in total with a fold out of the pattern both above and below the knee. I’d left that alteration on the pattern pieces the last time I sewed these, so didn’t even need to take the time to do it all again!

Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

Mum is around my height nowadays – somewhere between 5’2″ and 5’3″ – so the same height alterations work for both of us. Interestingly, I measured Clare yesterday and she’s now only an inch and a half or so behind us – although her shoulders are lower than that – I think that she might end up taller than me after all!

Style Arc Peta pants in linen from The Cloth Shop with Hot Patterns Trilogy top in mystery crepe from Darn Cheap fabrics

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