|all black - nothing much to see!|
The pattern recommends a Ponte, but I didn't have any in my stash. However, I can imagine with a Ponte it will give a snugger fit. I did make an adjustment to my pattern and took out some of the ease at the waist, hip and upper thigh before continuing on with my next pair.
The fabric for my 'real' version is a propylene merino blend and I would say is the same weight as a ponte. The fabric is reversible, so I went with the black for the main colour and the reverse side is a dark grey which is used for the inner leg and side panel.
|over exposed so the contrast panels are visible|
While they look like a simple legging they feel A-maz-ing! I believe this is because they have a horizontal seam just above the knee and at the back of the knee, an inner leg insert and a side panel. All those seams = sturdy warm feeling.
This is my first Style Arc pattern because the postage is really high - to compensate each month they give away a free pattern with every order.
I am super impressed with the pattern and fit. The package is nothing special, but included is a swatch of the recommended fabric for the garment. The instructions were pretty easy to follow, however no visual images to help. It kinda reminded me of sewing from the Burda Magazine, but the language was easy to follow and understand. The pattern only comes in the size that you order, not the multi-size patterns we are use to these days. On these pants there were lots of notches which made construction really easy. Overall, I would definitely buy more from Style Arc and looking forward to sewing up my second pattern.