So first up is the Tania Tabard. What is a Tabard you ask? Well, I had no idea so I turned to Wikipedia for an answer and here was mine:
A tabard is a short coat common for men during the Middle Ages. Generally used while outdoors, the coat was either sleeveless or had short sleeves or shoulder pieces. In its more developed form it was open at the sides; and it could be worn with or without a belt. Though most were ordinary garments, often workclothes, tabards might be emblazoned on the front and back with a coat of arms (livery), and in this form they survive now as the distinctive garment of officers of arms.
And a more modern interpretation, also from Wikipedia: In modern British usage, the term has been revived for what is known in American English as a cobbler apron: a lightweight open-sided upper overgarment, of similar design to its medieval and heraldic counterpart, worn in particular by workers in the catering, cleaning and healthcare industries as protective clothing, or outdoors by those requiring high-visibility clothing.
Ok.....Now the easy part of the review: the Beth Stretch Woven Pant:
From the StyleArc site: this is an updated version of the Barb Stretch pant with slimming design lines. This is my second make from this pattern. My first was a stretch bengaline I purchased from StyleArc. This time I made them in a heavy ponte.
Here is my completed outfit. I left off the front twisted overlay. While I left it off, it truly was one of the things that drew me to the pattern in the first place. Why did I leave it off? I did because it didn't work for this fabric. This linen blend was far too stiff to lay properly and drape as it should.
Under the overlay there is a tuck but I decided I didn't need that either. Ignore my partially closed eyes. DH caught me mid-blink.
I like how this tabard fits: not tight, but not loose either and those side-slits are awesome. Can we talk about side bra coverage? Nothing shows at all. Yippee!
I also like how the shoulders, back, waist, and hips fit on this. It is slightly different from the line drawings, mine isn't cut in so far at the shoulders but I like how this looks.
And, here's the pants. Sorry to start you with a booty-shot. I love the wide waistband.
Even with my borderline flat rear, these aren't very baggy on the back upper thighs.
And I do like the design lines on this pant. They do give it some style and talk about comfort! These are amazing!
I purposely made this ankle length so they would be sandal appropriate. I made zero alterations to the pants. That is just how awesome this pattern is.
I love my new outfit and can't wait to wear it.
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