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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