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.