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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thrifty Thursday/Free Pant Pattern From Style Arc

I am VERY late to the party on this one, but I just made up the Barb Pant from Style Arc patterns, and I LOVE it!!! Once I got the pants made, I slipped them on and I immediately grabbed another piece of fabric and made a second pair, that's how much I like the pattern.

I read a few reviews, and some said that the waist was too high. I didn't find this to be a problem. I made up the size 10 and made just a few adjustments. The waist was just a little too large, about 2" overall. I also made a small adjustment to the crotch, but that was it. I like the width of the leg. It's straight and slim, but it doesn't hug the leg.
The pattern was named the Best Pattern of 2015 by Pattern Review. I think that pretty much says it all. It's a great, simple pant pattern. Easy to pull on since they have an elastic waist. 
I got my pattern for free and I was afraid that the promotion might be over, but I gave it a try just a few days ago, and I was still able to get the pattern for free. In order to get the pattern, you will need to sign up for their weekly newsletter. I have actually enjoyed receiving their newsletter and seeing the new patterns.So if you're late to the party like me,  here's the link to the Free Barb Pant Pattern, 
http://www.stylearc.com/threads-promo/

I know you would like to see me in the pants. I promise to do a fashion show post in the next few days as there are so many pieces that I need to share with you. But in the meantime, just to prove I did make the pants, here are the 2 pair that I made.
This pair are just all out fun.
This pair did not photograph all that well. They are made out of a gold stretch cotton velvet. They have been hemmed since I took the picture :) And BTW, I don't wear my pants this high!!!
The black and white pants have a lot of stretch to the fabric. I was a little concerned about the cotton velvet, it has a good bit of stretch, but not as much as the black and white fabric. But all in all, a great fit and I'm happy.
If you are like me and late to the Barb Pant Party, be sure to download your pattern ASAP as I don't know how much longer the promotion will be available.
Enjoy!
Rhonda



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20 comments:

  1. I AM glad to know you don't wear your pants that high! (-;

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    1. Well, at least not most of the time ;-)

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  2. Thank you so much for this post and alerting us to this lovely free pattern.
    Just what I need, so perfect timing Thonda.

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  3. Thanks for your review and the link Rhonda. I've seen so many Barb pants. Your velvet ones look amazing. It's about time I made some, especially since they're called Barb :)

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  4. Thank you for letting me know about this pattern. I'm eager to try it in velvet.

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    1. Just make sure that it's a stretch velvet!

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  5. Thanks so much! I will try these out. I guess I have been a bit suspicious that they would be like yoga pants which I would not wear in public.

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    1. Not yoga panty at all. The hips do fit snugly, but not a yoga pant style. The waist is quite flat across the body which is really nice. The leg is straight, but not tight.

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  6. I, too, love this pattern. Thanks for the reminder--need to make another pair!

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  7. Thanks Rhonda, I have been a fan of Style Arc for several years, and have many of their patterns. However, I do not have this one so it will be a nice addition to my supply.

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    1. Oh, I am so happy :-) It's a great basic pant pattern. I think you'll really enjoy it.

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  8. Thank you Rhonda, I am just waiting for the pattern to arrive.

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    1. Great! It should arrive in your inbox almost immediately.

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  9. Thank you Rhonda for the link and shinning a light on this pattern, I'm going to give it a try. Downloading a pattern is new to me so I guess that means I'm venturing out and growing in my sewing level, yay! I also signed up for their newsletter, thanks again for the fun information.

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  10. Thanks for sharing the Promotion Event. I did subscribe to the Newsletter already some time ago but it worked nevertheless. Still Need to get around with pants...

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    1. I sat on the pattern for quite some time too. A warning, once you do get them made, I think you'll be making a bunch :)
      Enjoy!

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  11. Thank you for the pointer Rhonda - I've just received my pattern! And I am keen too to see your new pants 'on person' too :)

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    1. I have been wearing the black and white pair like crazy. Just hasn't been a good photo taking time. But there will be, hopefully this coming week.

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