I really like my Style Arc Parker ponte pants. They’ve gone into regular rotation since I sewed them a couple of months ago, so I thought the pattern deserved another outing.
To refresh on the pattern: You will love the simplicity of this new ponte pant shape. This style features an elastic waist and a straight cuffed leg which sits on the ankle. Trendy, comfortable and an easy sew.
Note that these were designed to be sewn in ponte, and that is the only fabric recommendation. But hey, I used stretch corduroy from Clear It.
I sewed size 12 with about an inch and a half folded out of the leg length, the same as before. I never wear pants with my tops tucked in, but for the sake of fit assessment, here are some photos.
My thighs really would benefit from the size 10, but the rest of me is much better off in the size 12. These are very easy to wear, with the wide waistband elastic and the stretch in the fabric really contributing to the comfort factor. These are easy to construct too. I used the sewing machine to sew and topstitch the angled front inserts, but otherwise this was overlocker all the way.
While I’m here, I just want to mention a few sewing podcasts that I’ve been listening to lately. I’ve been training to do The Bloody Long Walk (35km fundraiser for the Mito Foundation – it’s tomorrow!) and I’ve enjoyed listening to a variety of podcasts while I train. They include:
- Love to Sew
- Clothes Making Mavens
- Sewing with Threads
You can just search for them in a podcast app and add them to your list if you’re interested!