Style Notes: The Smarty Pant

At the time my Spring collection was more or less finished, I had a nagging feeling of dissatisfaction, like there had to be something more….  After a bit of ruminating, I opened up my CAD program I use to design and pulled up our popular Serene Pant. From there, I started to “chop” and manipulate the pattern pieces. What came up the other side was magical and astonishing. We quickly sewed a prototype to try it out and instantly knew we had something wonderful. Then our clever office admin came up with the name. And so, the Smarty pant was born!

It’s interesting to note that the front and back are cut in one large panel, all together, and so it takes a surprising amount of fabric. To get that amazing drape at the side of the leg, no side seam can be there, as it would interfere with the design line. These bottoms came together so quickly, in part, thanks to the amazing drape that our signature bamboo fabric has. This graphic black and white stripe fabric is a 10 oz, 92% Bamboo jersey knit blended with 8% Lycra, allowing for a lovely luxurious yet lightweight that you can definitely feel.

Kaleigh wears The Smarty Pant & Illustrate Tunic in Black

Although we’ve cut the inseam length to 31″, never fear! If your leg is a more petite length, this Smarty pant will adapt. It works if you’re taller as well. The cuff is meant to sit around the ankle, but even looks good slightly above also.

Here’s how it looks on someone that’s 5’2″ (Fashion designers can be petite, too!) I’m also wearing the new Experiment Tunic here.

Diane wears The Smarty Pant with The Experiment Tunic in Black

Always thinking about versatility in your wardrobe,  we simply couldn’t design such funky, fashionable bottoms without having some on point tops to coordinate! The Illustrate Tunic is a great choice with its fabulous built in drape along the front diagonal seamline.  Or perhaps our new Clever Cami (which is ever so clever, with its ability to be worn reversible, front-to-back!…you choose either scoop neck or V neck)

Erin wears The Clever Cami (V-Neck front) & The Smarty Pant | Erin wears the Inquisitive Tunic in Beryl (Available Now) with The Vital Vest and Rejuvenate Leggings in White Dot (Coming Soon)

Diane Kennedy, eco-fashion, plus size clothing, made in canada,





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