I have made so many pairs of these pants, but have never blogged them! They are a sleek and simple design, made with very stretchy, woven fabric. Make sure your fabric is very, very stretchy, or you won't get them on. Ask me how I know this!
Note: discount code for this pattern at end of post.
|StyleArc Elle Pants|
More recently I have been hacking them to look like jeans. I have made three pairs like this, but only photographed the white pair so far. I am really pleased with these. They look like jeans, but are soooo stretchy and comfortable they feel like leggings.
Don't tell anyone they are almost jeggings!
I took a few photos while I was making these to show how I made them look like jeans.
To start with, I added a mock fly front, by adding some fabric to the front crotch curve at the cutting out stage. I used my Jamie jeans pattern for the fly curve, but you could just draw it freehand.
I marked the original front edge line on the fabric and stitched 1cm away from it, to account for the seam allowance.
The right side was then topstitched to look like a jeans fly.
Next I made back pockets, also from my Jamie jeans pattern. It would be simple to copy some from existing jeans. I did the inner line of topstitching before I sewed them in place.
I sewed them on according to the pocket placement markings on my Jamie jeans.
The top I'm wearing is also StyleArc. This is the Amber top, which I have previously made from Japanese cotton. For this one I used woven cotton for the front and back and cotton knit for the sleeves and detailing. To make it I sewed the side seams together first, then folded it shibori-style and dyed it in natural indigo. I also dyed the sleeves, yoke and front stripe. Once everything was dry, I sewed the rest of the top together.
This technique ensures perfect pattern matching at the sides!
A perfectly, secretly, comfy outfit!
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