Showing posts from June, 2014

Style Arc Monica Pant - Running Tights!

I just finished making the Monica Pant by Style Arc -

It's described as: This “must have” sports legging has ease & comfort with an added gusset and back knee inserts that allows movement when walking, running or exercising at the gym. Interesting elastic waistband adds style and ease of wearing.

Normally I avoid Style Arc pants because my waist and hip sizes are so different, but since this involves STRETCH, and I have some really old New Balance running tights that are getting worn out, I decided to try it. 

I bought a size 12, which fits my butt but is at least 4" too big at the waist.  My fabric was some poly-spandex I got on clearance from J&O Fabrics:

The pattern has some cool design lines as you can see, but since this was my first pass at it, I just made it in all the same fabric (but I have plans for future versions!)

Style Arc patterns are always well drafted, I don't even cut the notches because it always lines up exactly the way it should.  It was …

Tania Culottes disaster - a waste of pretty fabric

I haven't worn culottes since 8th grade, and that alone should have been a warning.....But they look so cute on the model, and I've read some good reviews online, and I thought they would make a good alternative to a skirt on a warm but windy summer day. I was wrong.
The pattern is a print-at-home pdf pattern from Megan Nielsen patterns: