In a triumph of hope over optimism, I made another StyleArc pattern. This time the Shelby sweat pants, which look so good in the drawing. Mine don’t look so good!
I used a lovely fleece cotton knit and a rib sample for the contrasting waistband and cuffs. The pattern was interesting. The instructions for the zipped pockets refer to a tutorial on the StyleArc website which doesn’t exist, and they are described as in-seam pockets, which they clearly aren’t.
Once again they don’t fit me as closely as the image would have me believe, but I think the sizing is right.
Anyway, it was all good. I worked it out. I was determined to use zips from my stash, and used metal zips for the pockets, which was probably a bit of an error. They aren’t nice to put hands in as they are rough, but on the up side, my phone doesn’t fall out.
The cuffs are also zipped, but I haven’t undone them once, so that was a waste. In spite of all this, the sweatpants are extremely warm and comfortable and are perfect for mooching around in whilst camping.
We had a surprise visit from this little fellow today. He’s obviously been hand reared and interacted with all of us, sniffing our hands and even allowing me to pat him. I think I’ve seen a posting on Facebook about him and his name is Jarrah. Sadly he’s been castrated so although he’s living in the wild, he’s treated as an outcast by the other kangaroos, so will be lonely.
In a nutshell: StyleArc Shelby Sweatpants in a fleecy cotton knit, bought from an unknown source. I am wearing my blue White Russian, fingerless gloves and socks knitted by me, and me-made underwear. This is what I wore for MMM Day 9.
One more photo of Jarrah – isn’t he adorable?