I made up the first version of my Linda pants in a size 26 about a week or so ago, in a black poly ponte. I went by Style Arc’s size charts and bought it based on my hip measurements but the waist needed a lot of taking in.
I bought a size 26 pattern to fit my hip measurement and took a 5cm wedge (10cm total) out of the centre front seam so that they fit my waist. I need the room at the hips for the low belly fluff but my “waist” is tiny in comparison. I like them, but there’s some fitting to address next time around. Oh- and I’ll remember to buy some wide elastic. These were made in a hurry so I skipped it, and I could kick myself for not using something stronger than just the ponte as a waistband.
The drag lines at the back I think needs two things- more back crotch length and less inseam length… I think? With the extra back crotch length I think the front should also lose the tiny smiley. Suggestions welcome!
These will be presentable house pants (I’m an Aussie, I don’t mean knickers!). Without the elastic in the waist I wouldn’t want to be bending over too much out in public.
I’m impressed with this pattern company mainly because of their sizing. I am currently a RTW 24/26, definitely plus size, and most of the big companies size charts have me at a size 32. Very few patterns go up to that and the ones that do aren’t as stylish or as flattering as the patterns from Style Arc. My only criticism is that they don’t offer multi-size patterns *sobs*, so as I continue to lose weight I’ll need to repurchase the patterns I like.