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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fay pant

As promised here is one of my Stylearc pants patterns, the Fay.

A ridiculously easy knit pants pattern with darts front and back to avoid the bunchy thing. I am sort of ready to let go of narrow leg pants after all these years and like the wider leg of the Fays without palazzo sloppiness.

In the interest of science here are some shots including the ever popular middle aged midriff that shows the darts. You can make your own assessment, but I think I will be making quite a few more of these.

The twist you see in the legs is the twister not the pants, so just look at the darts.


patsijean said...

I like the pants and the dart/waist treatment is intriguing.

Teri on the left coast said...

Great - simple, straight forward, can be casual or dressy. My kind of pants.
Where do you buy your waistband elastic? Do you sew through it at the side seams in the hope it won't twist or fold over in due course? Or is that just my particular problem?

Laceflower said...

Before you make more better deal with the too much fabric in the front. And here is me, adopting the slimmer leg, finally!

sewingkm said...

Nice pants particularly the darts in an elastic waist knit style. Karen

AlaskaBerninaGirl said...

Love these pants. Not ready to go for a wide leg though but will definitely give these a try. Thanks for the share!

Donna W said...

Good fit with these Pants!