I’m a little late to the party with this pattern but I’ve finally arrived
“I can make this”
mindset thankfully kicked in….. and yet I never made one, even though I bought the pattern months ago. UGH……
After completing the Style Arc Willow Pants last week, a vision for this pattern finally appeared leading me to a copper puckered silk I bought in early fall at Waechter’s Silk Shop in Asheville, NC. I’d never sewn on puckered silk which was very expensive by my standards, and bought one whole yard.
I began worrying the puckered element of the fabric would affect the accuracy of the fit, and turned the easy pattern into a time-consuming project by making a muslin with traced stitching lines before making the top. After tweaking the muslin, I traced all of the stitching lines onto the fashion fabric to ensure a good fit.
Well, it fits.
and I’ve turned the Style Arc Willow pants into party pants.
All the puckering you see everywhere?
It’s the fabric, thank goodness.
As with any successfully completed project, I’m glad I took the time to do it correctly. The puckered fabric combined with guesswork would have turned into a disaster without a proper muslin.
Maybe I’ll go for that zebra peplum now, or maybe I’ll turn my attention to spring since Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring.
Way to go Phil!!