Thursday, February 16, 2017

Style Arc Margaret Pants

Another Curvy Pants Month make! I am on a roll. Making pants, meeting sewing goals, kicking ass. Or something.


This is the Style Arc Margaret Stretch Woven Pant.



Style Arc describes the Margaret pant as "a fabulous basic pull on pant suitable for a stretch woven fabric, simply perfect, so easy to make and wear. The leg is not too slim just right for all occasions."  My mom, who also made the Margaret, echoed the sentiment about the leg cut, telling me it was "slim fitting in an office way." Ha!


It's got darts in the back for shaping and an elastic waist. You sew the elastic to the top edge of the pant and then fold it to the inside and topstitch with a twin needle.


The fabric I chose is bengaline, I think. I got it locally, so it wasn't labeled, but it's a very stretchy poly (or poly blend?) woven, but it's soft and thick and perfect for these pants. In some ways it sort of acted like a woven, but in others more like a knit. I ended up using a jersey needle.


 I triple-stitched the crotch and butt seam because it was stretching pretty fierce. Security, y'all.


The Margaret pant has a nice, deep, two-inch hem. I did a blind hem by machine to keep it neat, although my blind hem foot didn't like the thickness of the bengaline much, so some of the stitches are a little bit janky.


I love the Margaret pattern! I know this pair is super boring (hard to get excited about plain grey pants), but I like the smooth fit up top, the perfect not-too-wide, not-too-skinny leg shape, and I'll wear them all the time. Win. Plus they're named after me (my given name is Margaret), so double win!


I paired these Margaret pants with my silky green Maya top, but I feel like they'll go with most tops in my wardrobe.


12 comments:

  1. I love the look of these - and the name! - but I have thick thighs and wonder if they are tight in that area?

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  2. Hmmm. You have me wondering if I need to try these as an alternative to my beloved Elle's..... these look great!

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  3. Very nice pants with a great fit. How would you compare them to the Elles? Love the name too.

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  4. So sleek! Nice job with the fit too. I'm realizing I need a good pair of basic pants like this. My one pair of semi-plain jeans I've worn continually through the winter, and I think I need a couple more options!

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  5. They fit you perfectly! Nothing boring about that. Also your shoes are fab.

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  6. Those are some great fitting pants! They are very flattering on you. Nice work.

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  7. Those are great!
    Mary in Thailand

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  8. J'adore ce genre de pantalon: pratique, ça va avec tout et agréable à porter! Il te va très bien, bravo! Et j'aime aussi beaucoup tes chaussures!!! Ici, en France, c'est encore l'hiver.... Bizzz. Béné

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  9. I love this whole outfit, Meg! Sewing basics is so hard though, especially when you're a colour and prints kind of gal. But when you're finished making a basic in a solid colour and it goes with EVERYTHING... simply awesome.

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  10. The pants look great on you, Meg, and go so well with that top. I'm very tempted to try the pants.

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