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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Striped Linen Ethel Pants by Style Arc - #2017MakeNine

I AM ON A ROLL my friends. My third #2017MakeNine project ticked off and it's still only January. Say WHAT?!!

I picked the Ethel Pants from Style Arc patterns because I constantly on the hunt for the perfect trouser pattern. I've learnt that I like the following:
- Rolled hem, Ankle grazer length
- Elasticated mid-waist
- Side pockets
- Front pleats
- dropped crotch

The Ethel Pants seemed to encompass all of those design elements that I seeked. I cut them out of a lovely crisp Cotton/Rayon blend from Fabwork Mills Online which is a navy colour with rust coloured vertical stripes, and looks a like a linen. A bit out of my comfort zone, but I've currently got a thing for linen and I figured the vertical stripes could only aid my vertically challenged body.

Easy peasy to cut, and sewing them up was just as easy and straightforward. The only change I made was to the construction of the waistband, which sounded unnecessarily complicated the way they instructed you to make it, so I made it the same way as the Hudson Pants waist band and it worked perfectly.

Style Arc Ethel Pants by Lucky Sew and Sew

I really like these trousers, and I'm a bit surprised to be honest. I didn't realise quite how 'balloon' shaped the legs are. BUT, that being said, I think I can work with it and style it out. What do you think? Are stripey, drop-crotch, baggy pants a little too much?!

I'm also wearing them with my velvet Jane Tee which is perhaps no the best match, but it was handy at the time. And my Nike trainers which I never in a million years thought I would own, let alone wear. But they're SO comfortable...maybe it's an age thing. Now I'm approaching the big 2-6, I'm swapping all of my skinny jeans for baggy linen pants and my high-heels for trainers and boots.


Style Arc Ethel Pants by Lucky Sew and Sew

 So, that's 3 out of my 9 #2017MakeNine completed, I'm 1/3 of the way there! You can follow my progress on my Pinterest Board where you can see all of my completed projects. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin' to make sure you never miss a post.
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