I’ll take the beach just about any way I can get it. We packed the car in the snow and skidded out of town the moment the travel advisory was lifted.
Greetings from Edisto Island where the blue water and glistening sun erase the memory of a foot of snow back home.
LOL – it’s freezing here too ;)
Toward the end of December I was itching to rush out and buy everything I thought I “needed” before starting the 2014 RTW Fast, which included leggings – especially the Hue leggings advertised in every color. I took a close look at the $40 leggings and passed even though the colors were enticing.
Instead I returned to a pattern I made nearly two years ago that I intended to sew again much sooner than now.
Style Arc’s “Elle” was my introduction to this wonderful Australian pattern company in 2012 (blogged here). While not officially a legging, the slim line pant fit me perfectly.
Since I made this pair of pants specifically to go with my heavy cable knit
sweater, I eliminated any excess fabric that might create bulk by sewing ¾” outer seams rather than Style Arc’s recommended 3/8”. I also shortened the back length by trimming ½” from the pant before attaching the waistband.
I’m loving the fit as there is no ease along the outer lines but lots of comfort throughout.
What I’m not loving is that I made the pants to wear to an Oyster Roast yesterday, however, it was so cold and windy I had to change directions by bundling up in my warmest clothes.
Today the weather is purrfect………
… and I suppose it is the purrrfect consolation.
Until soon :)