Style Arc Beth pants

June 15, 2017   /   bythornberry  / Categories :  Feeds

I’ve sewn a number of different Style Arc stretch woven pants patterns now.  It intrigues me how they manage to alter the draft for each one!  Many look similar, but there are slight differences in how they look, and in how they feel on.  I wear the Elle, Barb and Linda pants quite a lot, the Barb and Linda especially for work.  The leg width varies between each one.  The Beth pants add some further detailing.

Style Arc Beth pant in bengaline

Okay, a photo of black bengaline pants. You really can’t see anything much at all, can you! Here’s the pattern description and illustration from the Style Arc website:  Pull on woven stretch pant with wide waistband and the perfect leg shape.


It has become patently obvious to me that for my thick middle and pot belly, I really do need to utilise the stretch in a fabric like this stretch bengaline to get the fit and comfort that I prefer.  There is nothing quite like a pull-on pant with elastic inside the waist in a stretch fabric for me to feel flattered and comfortable.  I just cannot get a transition from waist/belly fit to fitting nicely around my thighs and hips any other way.

Style Arc Beth pant in bengaline

These photos were taken at the end of the work day, hence the wrinkles. They’re really not too bad all things considered.

Style Arc Beth pant in bengaline

As you all know, no-one else will ever see the tummy/waist area of my pants in day to day wear, so in many ways that pleather detail is useless. But I know it is there, and that alone pleases me!

Style Arc Beth pant in bengaline

These are the most comfortable pair of work pants that I’ve sewn. I really like the width of the waistband, which makes the rise that little bit higher. I’ve sewn size 10, which works for my legs and hips, even though my waist is around size 16. The stretch of the fabric takes care of the rest of the fit, and I cut the waist elastic length to suit me.

Style Arc Beth pant in bengaline

Style Arc’s stretch woven patterns make perfect work pants for me (here paired with a Cashmerette Appleton tunic). These are a new favourite – although I wonder whether the Sage pants pattern that I have cut out ready to sew will be a favourite as well?

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at THORNBERRY

You may like

Salt cured egg yolks

I had the pleasure of living in Italy for a couple of years, which means only one thing……The best Italian food on the planet.  Not only do Italians possess great style, and the ability to craft… View Post

read more

Le 003: Robe asymétrique, maille from DP Studio

EN Summary: Today’s article reviews the pattern Le 003, my first make using the ready-made patterns from the French brand DP Studio. You can see more photos of me wearing this lovely and original knit dress on Tany et La Mode (here) and if you’re interested in exploring the details of the finished dress, keep reading the full article!
PT Sumário: O artigo de hoje revela a confeção do molde Le 003, o primeiro molde pronto da firma Francesa DP Studio que estou a experimentar. Podem ver mais fotos de mim a usar o vestido no Tany et La Mode (aqui) e se estiverem interessados nos detalhes da confeção, convido-os a ler este artigo na íntegra!

Read more – Continuar a ler »

Couture et Tricot is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license
read more

Brass Ring Hanging Planter DIY

This specific project came to me after seeing a photo of a mid-century log holder. I was in…

read more

My Work/Life Balance and Launching my Business

I’ve been fortunate to appear on some excellent podcasts this fall and just realized over the weekend that I never shared them with you all! Back in October I talked to Elise of Elise Gets Crafty and the Get to Work Book about launching my small craft based business. It’s pretty funny to think back […]

The post My Work/Life Balance and Launching my Business appeared first on Grainline Studio.

read more