Sewing for my Mum

 For Christmas this year, I decided to make something for my Mum. I made several pairs of Stylearc Elle pants for her for the winter because she was struggling to find suitable trousers in a small enough size to fit her.  She wears a size 6 to 8 so is really tiny and usually it is only shops dedicated to teenagers that have sizes that run this small.  She doesn't wear shorts but does a lot of walking so I knew that capri style pants would be gratefully received and worn regularly to her weekly walking group.

I had some bengaline in my stash which was left over from a pair of trousers I made for Courteney last winter.  I used Stylearc Elle and had already bought this pattern in size 8. 

 I made these pants up in my size 8 pattern and didn't change the fit at all.  I measured the length on Joel who at 13 is the same height as his grandmother.  To add a bit of interest, I added jean style pockets to the back and a fake fly.

Mum was really pleased with her new pants and as predicted they have been worn a lot.  This afternoon she turned up wearing them so I coerced her into having her photo taken for the blog.


  1. Beautiful classic color. It looks great and the capri suits her well.

  2. I like the look of the Elle pants as capri length and with the pockets on the back. They look great on your Mum.

  3. Great looking pants. Love the addition of the pockets.


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