Sunday, March 19, 2017

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.