Friday, December 12

StyleArc: The Cassie Pants

If you want a new take on the boring leggings...these pants would be them.  I'm always looking to get a cute design detail, something out of the norm.  
StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
The fabric was this new stuff that has been showing up all over the place, "Bengaline" sold by StyleArc, JoAnns and also Hancock.  I got mine at Hancock.  It really is extremely stretchy.  Not easy to topstitch if you go across the "grain" or across the direction of the stretch.
Texans Fan wearing StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
This fabric is so new to me.  It takes some getting used to, in order to stable on the different cross seams and topstitching.  I'm really not too fond of it right now.  But, we shall see.  I got a little more for some other projects.
Texans Fan wearing StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
I know you couldn't wait to see the back!!!  That is the main reason we read about peoples pants post..to see if the butt fits.  LOL...yes, me too, I have no shame.
Texans Fan wearing StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
I cut the size 16, but the waist again, as has been with the last 3 pair of stylearc, had to be taken up by 6 inches.  These things are drafted for juniors or something, to have the waist measurement so close to the hip measurement.  I don't understand.  
Texans Fan wearing StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
The pattern is your basic leggings, but cut with the front and back which has the side seam...not the quick version.  The knee is sewn with a couple pleats on the outer and inner seam to give it the padded look.  I had to sew out most of the ease.  However, I could do too much, I had to leave the pants slightly loose, otherwise, I would not be able to walk because of the cross seaming over the legs and knees.
Texans Fan wearing StyleArc cassie pants by www.sewtofit.com using bengaline fabric from Hancock
I may make them again after a tad bit more tweaking in the legs.  The back leg seam cuts into my leg, and the calf section is too tight.

3 comments :

  1. They look really good on you. I've been seeing that fabric too, but know nothing about it. I was wondering how does it feel on your skin? Is it stiff even after washing? Does it feel good like fabric you'd like to wear all day???

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  2. I'm with you----in the not too fond of that fabric. Hard for me to get a nice seam without puckering. Also, it makes noise when I walk. From the pics, your pants look very nice on you.

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  3. Sewing adventures...can't learn until you try! I like the causal look of these.

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