Style Arc Clare Pants

There are a lot of complaints on social media about the difficulty of Style Arc patterns. I held off buying one until I felt like sewing was my Superpower. I will be honest, the directions are in a tiny font, but at least there were some illustrations.

I think you do need to have some sewing cred because they don’t tell you how to finish your seams, or understitch, or explain what “sew along the edge” means (1/4 inch from the edge).

But these Clare pants. So simple! And the sizing was spot on for me. I made no adjustments.

Kaufman Linen blend cost:pattern $10, fabric $30

Lately I have been obsessed with this Instagram account @sew.lala. I love her color palette! Blues, tan, pink, white. Just very soothing, and she has that put together European woman style that I really want for myself.

Well, she had Clare pants, and I just kept going back and looking at them. I ended up making a pair in cream colored linen, and a copycat version in denim chambray.

4.8 oz denim chambray (cost: $28 for 3 yards)

This time, I left off the belt loops and the belt because I just don’t think I need them. I will mostly wear these like a Jean, all casual like.

So, I encourage you to try a Style arc pattern because they really do have great drafting and PDF files, and just the most interesting patterns.

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