I apologize in advance for what is a fairly boring post: a pair of pants that I have made before, in a color that is difficult to photograph!
A review of all of my 2015 hand-made items reminded me how much I love the Style Arc Barb's Stretch Pant pattern. Also, it just won one of Pattern Review's Best Patterns of 2015 awards, so it appears I am not the only on who loves it!
They're so quick to make, so simple... and totally wearable! I love the sleekness of the pants and the secret elastic waistband. I wear the grey pair I made earlier in the year all the time. It was high time I made another pair.
Luckily, some delightful fabric found its way into my stash over the holidays. This stretch pinstriped fabric is from Tessuti in Melbourne, purchased 50% off (yesssss!) when I was there during their Christmas sale. Honestly, I cannot remember the fabric content... at the time I think I was a bit star-struck from running into the lovely Lara from Thornberry, who was then kind enough to organize and invite me to a Boxing Day cocktail hour with some ladies from the delightful Melbourne-area sewing crew (hi, ladies!!!). Anyway, the fabric is stretchy and a bit squishy/spongey. It's a little bit unusual in that the stretch runs perpendicular to the selvage.
Not much to say about the construction: same as last time, I cut the size closest to my hip and tightened the waist elastic just slightly to be in line with my measurement there.
You can't argue with office-appropriate secret pajamas, now, can you?