Elle Pant

08-pants Over the weekend I had the opportunity to work on my Elle Pants… I’m not sure I could have worked on an easier pair (in fact it may have taken me more time to cut the pattern and material than what it did actual sewing)! It’s difficult to see in the photo (apparently, gray is my color of choice lately because I hadn’t realized I was wearing a top with a similar color until after the photo was taken), but the fit is pretty spot on. However, they are a bit snug in the upper thigh area – I find this a common problem with lots of patterns so I don’t think it is anything specific to this particular one. I am also fairly certain it would wouldn’t be quite as tight in this area if the material had a bit more stretch to it (mine didn’t have quite as much as the sample provided in the pattern) so I’ll be sure to add more ease in the thighs if I use a similar stretch fabric in future versions.

I’m thinking about pairing this pant up with a fun, but ‘dressy casual’ style top – something like McCall 6702 (view A). I love the back detail on this top and it’s something that can be dressed up or down depending on how you work it. I’ll show the final look and a better picture of the completed pants once it’s all finished!

4 thoughts on “Elle Pant

  1. seweverythingblog

    Nice fit! Maybe I should consider the Elle pants pattern. I’m in the process of making a pants after a long time. My “mature” lumps and bumps don’t make it easy, but am getting there. Will be waiting to see your completed pair!

  2. Kathy

    Oh, I really like these pants. I’ve wanted to purchase the pattern, but am worried about buying the wrong size. Which size did you purchase? Did that size match up with your measurements exactly? Thanks.

    1. stacysewswebsite

      My measurements put me right at a 10 and I have to say they fit like I believe they were intended (except for the thigh area I mentioned earlier). I really think that the fact this pair has some stretch it gives a bit more fudge room if things were going to be off, but honestly, they worked out great!

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