Cosmic pants: Style Arc Sadie Pants


These pants have a chamellion-like quality. They can be dressed up to wear to work or down to wear to bed because they are so comfortable. They also pair well with a surprising number of shirts. Does black with multi-colored splatter count as a neutral?


This was my first forray into Style Arc’s pattern line. I had been intimidated in the past by their notoriously concise instructions. This was also my first time buying a single size pattern. Based on my measurements, I bought a size 8, which turned out to be just right. Fortunately, the fabric I used contains some spandex, and the waistband is elastic, so there was some room for error.


Speaking of error…. I could not for the life of me figure out how to attach the elastic waistband to these pants. There aren’t a lot of reviews of this pattern online, and the only two that I could find (see here and here) used black fabric, so I couldn’t see many construction details. At the suggestion of an IG comment, I emailed Style Arc, and they responded within a few days with a picture of the finished pants from the inside. This was helpful (if anyone else is struggling through these pants, please let me know and I’ll send you the pic!), but I was impatient and finagled the waistband on my own before they responded. I ended up cutting off a strip about 1 1/4″ wide from the top of the pants and then attaching the elastic so that it lined up with the pocket. The finish is a lot cleaner on one pocket than the other, but that’s okay. I doubt I will ever tuck a shirt into these pants, so the elastic will be hidden.


I’ve worn these pants a handful of times, and can vouch for their comfort. They are great for traveling. I always get cold on airplanes, and these kept my warm and more comfortable than jeans. I also really like the ankle length, and the notched hem detail (shown above).

Style Arc is known for having well-fitting pants patterns, and this is no exception. Even though these have an elastic waist, I think they are quite flattering. I will go to Style Arc for my next pants-making endeavor.

Pattern: Style Arc Sadie Pants, size 8
Fabric: 1.5 yards 95% polyester 5% spandex stretch satin fabric @$7.79/yard from Joann’s
Notions: 1 1/2″ black soft waistband elastic
Cost: $11.69 fabric + $2.40 elastic + thread from stash = $13.09 ( $22.58 with pattern)
Time: 10 hours

9 thoughts on “Cosmic pants: Style Arc Sadie Pants

  1. Anna Kaman

    Just read your Sadie pants review. I’m having an issue with the pockets as well. They look good from the front, but the seams don’t meet up correctly. Snipped point for facing which is where the elastic comes out of the waistband doesn’t meet the seam line of the rest of pocket when folded back on itself.
    Could you please send me the picture you got from StyleArc?

    Many thanks


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