style arc tully pants + driftless cardigan

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I made my first Style Arc pattern recently! I haven’t been drawn to their patterns before (what’s with their logo?), but at the end of the summer I noticed the new Tully Pants and downloaded them right away. Style Arc’s instructions are very… light – but these came together pretty easily. The pants have a paper bag waistband with elastic, and ties at the front. I’ve made a ton of woven Hudson Pants, so I was ready to try something new!

These fit pretty well without any adjustments. The length was perfect and I love the little pleats in the front. I was surprised to not love the paper bag waist as much as I thought I would! It just makes them a little tricky to wear sometimes, depending on my top. I think I want to make another pair in black linen, but with a regular waistband and without the ties. I used Brussels Washer Yarn-Dye linen from Robert Kaufman, and it’s a really nice weight for pants like these!

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I’m also wearing a Driftless Cardigan that’s gotten a ton of wear in my closet this fall. The fabric is a light sweater knit from Fleishman’s on 4th Street, and it’s perfect for a cardigan pattern like this. I sized down from my first attempt last winter, and I decided to leave off the bottom hem band – the length was perfect with just a simple turned hem. I also left off the sleeve hem bands.

After making this, I sewed up the Blackwood Cardigan (two, actually) – I definitely think there’s room in my closet for both. They have a different fit from each other, and I’ve been reaching for both consistently. Have any of you guys tried either/both of these patterns?

This post feels a little boring but AH I love making basics! I’ve got some fun prints coming up next in my sewing queue, so hopefully I’ll be back soon with something a bit more exciting : )

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