same alterations with every Style Arc pattern. Consistency in pattern sizing is a wonderful thing.
I used a gray heathered striped wool jersey that originally hailed from Fabric Mart. Interesting, my pants are sewn from ponte knit also from Fabric Mart! I bought TEN YARDS of the ponte knit when it was on sale for $2.99/yard. They mailed it on the bolt, and I can tell you that it will raise a husband's eyebrows when you start bringing bolts of fabric into the house.
I guess he doesn't mind, because he still takes photos for me :)
I can't say I am really happy with the pants. They just seem a little stiff and wrinkly. I had more illustrative pictures of those wrinkles (under-the-butt wrinkles) but I chose not to post unflattering pictures of my butt on the internet. You will have to see me in person for the full effect. At least they are in the back, where I don't have to see them!
The pants were too big, and I made a few alterations but overall, I remain puzzled by them. More accurately, I am puzzled by my body. If I had not gotten so immersed in sewing, I doubt if I'd have noticed how much my body changes. It seems like it doesn't stay consistent for more than a year or so. Sometimes I gain and sometimes I lose weight. I am alway exercising, although I get bored and change it up from time to time. I was really into Zumba for a while, but there is a barre studio in my new neighborhood, so I recently started taking barre classes. It really isn't like ballet at all - I admit to a little disappointment that we don't dance around. It is really hard work, one muscle group at a time! But it is great for my knee, so I like it.
I have other pants patterns to try, so maybe they will fit better. I know one thing, my home-sewing is a heck of a lot better than store-bought!
Enjoy what is left of the weekend!