Stylearc Elle Pants
Stylearc Elle is a favourite pant pattern for a lot of people. A quick Google or IG search is testament to that. I have lost count of the number of pairs I have made. They are a staple in my mothers wardrobe and I have also made a pair for my daughter. From memory I have made three pairs for myself but not for quite some time. I actually re bought the pattern in a larger size because for some reason, I bought a size 8 last time and I haven't been an 8 for a long time. Fortunately though, Stylearc now do multiple sizes in some of their pdfs so I have a choice depending on who I am making them for and the amount of stretch in my fabric.
My latest pair are made of some lovely rib Bengaline that I picked up for $3 at a clothing store dead stock sale. It and the rest of the fabric I bought in the same sale were the bargain of the year!
I made these pants to replace my black Sasha Pants that unfortunately haven't stood the test of time. They have washed out badly and at this point, I don't know whether they are destined for the dye pot or rag collection.
Because Elle pants are elastic waisted, they are a super quick and satisfying project. They also are a sustainable make, both from the origins of the fabric perspective but also because without a doubt they will be worn, like my now sad Sasha pants, to death and really, wearing our clothing until they fall apart is what we should all be aiming for.