I hope it's a good year for everybody and that you all get what your blogging hearts desire..
I've already been sewing and singing while I did it. Do any of you remember this? Lola by The Kinks
My first garment of 2014 is a very easy to sew, quick to make, ideal for hot weather pattern, the Lola pant from Style Arc.
I had some python print rayon which I saved especially for Petty Grievances' Jungle January. I couldn't wait to make it up.
Lola is a simple elastic waisted pant with slant pockets, optional pocket zippers and tapered legs. The waistband has an interfaced smooth section at the centre front. I had already made the pattern up for my daughter in a knit in size twelve. Style Arc patterns only come with one size per envelope and I had bought the 12 according to my daughter's measurements. On her it was true to size in every respect and I knew I could upgrade it to a 14 for me without too much trouble. I added 1 cm the side and inner leg seams and 4 cm to the total length of the waistband. I shortened the legs a little bit as is usual for me and that was it.
Like any pattern it is good to measure in the flat first to check ease and fit etc. I love the drafting of these pants. The pattern will be used again and again. There is just enough ease, the style is nice, the instructions are good. I like Style Arc. The new blouse designs look very tempting.
My python print rayon is from Lincraft.
I did not make the top. It's from Katies and has no side seams but is a stretchy tube with neck and armholes! It was a Christmas gift from a friend.
So then, that finishes my report from the jungles of Sydney. Am I the first Jungle Sewist Anne?