|Style Arc Wendy Pants|
I loved that they were just a pull on pant yet they had a nice curved waistband. There was no complicated fly to sew...just a strip of Velcro. But I was after a slimmer leg shape which flared out to a bootcut at the hemline. So I proceeded to alter the Wendy Pants to closer match the shape of a RTW pair of pants that I already had. I never blogged the first pair I made because I was never entirely happy with them. I did wear them to work a few times but I found the Velcro closure dug into my stomach when sitting and I work in an office and therefore, do a lot of sitting.
I then made a second pair from a stretch woven (which did not quite have enough stretch) and I replaced the Velcro with three buttons and buttonholes. They looked great...just the shape I was after (but when I got them on I couldn't move). I loved the look of the buttons too.
Here is my third attempt:
|Style Arc Wendy Pants with leg shaping|
I used a burgundy stretch bengaline purchased from The Remnant Warehouse. These are a size 10, graded up to side 12 at the waist.
|Legs shaped to bootcut.|
|Button closure instead of Velcro.|
I am really happy with the button closure. They look good, they are comfortable and don't dig in like the Velcro does when sitting and they are perfectly functional.
|Fit in the back.|
I am pretty happy with the fit. There are a few leg wrinkles but I think I can live with them and they are nice and comfortable as there is quite a bit of stretch in the bengaline.
|They match beautifully with my SA Stacie Jean Jacket.|
I love the wide waistband which fits my shape perfectly. The crotch is a little weird (I think I mucked it up while changing the shape of the legs). I am going to try this pattern again, without my modifications just to see what they should be like, (which is what I should have done in the first place). This is not the last you will see of this pattern.