Thursday, August 18, 2011

StyleArc - Sailor Sue Palazzo Pant

I don't think I've ever taken pics in my back yard before.

Another great pants pattern from Style Arc!

The Sailor Sue pant is, at first glance, similar to the Linda pant.

What are the differences?

The Linda pant is designed for stretch wovens. The Sailor Sue is designed for knits, such as a "cotton jersey with spandex, or any knit with spandex that is soft and drapey." I used a ponte for mine. Both pants have a straight leg. (The drawing for the Sailor Sue pant suggests that it might be a bit flared, but it is not.) The Sailor Sue pant has a wider leg than the Linda, but both are straight. For my size 10s, the Linda pant has a hem circumference of 18.5 inches and the Sailor Sue has a hem circumference of 22.5 inches. The Linda pant has a shaped waistband, and the Sailor Sue has the elastic sewn directly to the pant.

Both sew up in no time and I love both! (It takes less time to sew either pant that it does to drive to the mall and shop for pants.)

I used a cranberry ponte from FabricMart. I bought this fabric several months ago its no longer on the website, so I'm not sure of the exact fiber content, but I hope it's not the ponte that pills badly. :)

I made the pants exactly out of the envelope with a couple minor changes. First, I sewed on a waistband. I prefer a waistband. :) I cut off two inches from the hem, so they are a bit long for me. That's it!

I also sewed up another Linda pant but have no pics of it. I have a stash of stretch wovens, so I may be making several more pair. ;)

13 comments:

  1. Another pair of fabulous pants! Style Arc pants really work for you. Thanks for the details about the differences from the Linda pants. This is extremely helpful for me. I might have to buy this pattern, after my last BIG order arrives that is. :) I'm loving this company's patterns too. I'm in the middle of sewing the Jenny shirt.

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  2. I've been eyeing that pattern. It looks great on you. Where does the waist land on you?

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  3. Andrea, it is a low-ish rise, but not super low. I didn't trim the allowance before adding my waistband, so mine is higher than intended. I think I would trim it next time so that mine ends up at the intended location.

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  4. Great pants! Are they part of your 6pac?

    Carolyn
    Diary of a Sewing Fanatic

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  5. Thanks. :) Nope, not part of the 6-pack. My 6-pack colors are blue, grey and cream.

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  6. Another very nice pair of pants! Nice back yard too :) And you KNOW I like that top ;-D

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  7. Thanks for the detailed comparison of the two patterns...so helpful. I also made the Linda Pant and love the fit. I enjoy your reviews. Thanks

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  8. Gorgeous colour!! So this isn't part of the 6pack? I think you could happily mix this one in and it would look pretty fab too!

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  9. Nice looking pants, Shams. Perfect with your top.

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  10. Another great pair of pants!

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  11. Yeah, Shams, show off those skinny hips! Great outfit.

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  12. Nice pants, but GREAT top! Love it with the burgundy trews!

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  13. The pants are a nice shape. Very flattering.

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