Not only do I like Style Arc Elle pants for me, but Clare likes them for her! She did work experience in an engineering firm a couple of months ago, and needed some pants that she could wear to work. Elle pants to the rescue!
This pair is in black bengaline, so it’s hard to see them clearly in the photos, but I also sewed her a pair in an eggplant colour and in a neutral beige/brown. They’re SO quick to make! She’s also got a navy pair that is terrific for Guides.
I’m pretty sure that these are size 6. I shorten them by taking a fold out of the pattern pieces between the knee and the hem. Construction is all on the overlocker, with the machine just used to twin needle the hems (and to join the ends of the waist elastic together.
From the Style Arc website: This is the pant of the moment, slim line from ankle to waistline. Elastic waist 35mm or 1 ¼ inch wide. These pants sit so beautifully without any bulk, wear them with your high heels out for the night or with your sneakers for brunch…..a must have piece in your wardrobe! FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION Stretch Bengaline is perfect! You can buy Bengaline at our store.
These have the comfort of leggings but the fit of a slim pant, and the fabric elevates them above a ponte pant. Will skinny pants ever completely go out of fashion? I doubt it. I’ll probably be sewing this pattern for the rest of my life.
By the way, I sewed the jacket a couple of years ago. The shirt is purchased.