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Yet another Aeolian and Flat Bottom Flo

Sewing a Pattern Fantastique Aeolian tee for Clare made me think that I could do with another one. Tada!

Pattern Fantastique Aeolian Tee

Don’t you just love that fabric! It came from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I’m not sure what the composition is, but it’s lovely and soft, yet adequately substantial.

Pattern Fantastique Aeolian Tee

I sewed size Medium, as I usually do when I make an Aeolian for myself. Most construction is on the overlocker, with hems and neckband secured and highlighted with twin needle stitching. Really, you’ve all heard my love of this pattern many, many times.

Pattern Fantastique Aeolian Tee

And behold – what are those pants I am wearing with my Aeolian tee? They are the Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo pants – and I’ve sewn them twice before.

Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo pants in very stretchy woven

It’s possibly worth popping over to see how my 2014 pair and 2017 pair fitted me – because this pair seem much looser despite me using exactly the same size 12 pattern pieces and me being quite a bit bigger this time than when I last sewed these pants! The fabric is an incredibly stretchy woven twill that I also found at Darn Cheap Fabrics. The spandex content must be extremely high.

Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo pants in very stretchy woven

From the pattern website: Every butt has a different shape! This stretch pull on pant is for those with a flatter bottom. The back side seam comes to the front giving this slightly narrow legged pant a slimming look and the back yoke adds to this flattering shape. FABRIC SUGGESTION: Stretch bengaline, stretch woven.


I added the back pockets to make these slightly more jeans like – and to have somewhere to put my phone.  They were super fast to sew, with construction all on the overlocker, and the machine just used for topstitching the back yoke, attaching the pockets, and securing the hems.

Pattern Fantastique Aeolian Tee

These photos were taken at the end of a day of wear, so are both looking a little creased and crumpled, but I can tell that they’ll both be welcome additions to my wardrobe.

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