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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1367 (Misses' Slim Maxi Skirt, Wide Leg Pants, Slim Pants & Shorts)

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Reviewed by:MicNanDec
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Posted on:7/8/14 1:40 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1367 by MicNanDec

Simplicity: 1367 by MicNanDec  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Seersucker  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Misses skirts & pants have knit roll-up yoke for stylish comfort and fit. Maxi skirt has side slit, pants can be made wide or narrow, shorts are with or without overlay

I made the shorts, view D.

Pattern Sizing:
sized 8 - 24.
I cut a size 22 yoke and a 24 leg.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did look like the drawing

Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is a pretty straight forward pattern, so yes the instructions were easy to follow and even if you didn't so much as glance at the instructions, you shouldn't have a problem sewing these up.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the blend of a knit fabric yoke with a woven fabric leg. They're basically yoga/workout shorts. I hoped that they'll be super-comfy and for the most part they are. This is actually a wearable muslin for me since I never made any type of short/trouser/pant before.

My dislike is that even though I went down a size in the waist, they still ended up being way to big, while in the crotch area they feel a little tight. They're good enough to sleep in so that's fine with me.

Fabric Used:
Seersucker cotton for the legs
a Knit polyester/cotton/spandex for the yoke.
Both found in the remnants bin at Jo-Ann's.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No changes except to use a smaller size for the yoke. This pattern is also designed to sit low on the waist, and even then it is still big on me.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend it to others and suggest they go down a size or two in the waist since it seems like there's a lot of extra ease.
As this was a wearable muslin I would like to sew it again and make some changes for a better fit.

Conclusion:
These make great pajama shorts or workout shorts. Definitely use a good strong knit for the yoke since that's what supports the shorts.

A big plus is that they don't take a lot of time or fabric. So for a new experience there wasn't a big time/money investment.
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MNBarb said...
Looks like a good introduction to pants. Many women have to start with the pattern size that corresponds to their hip measurement, then go up or down a size (or two) at the waist. Glad you have a wearable muslin. Love the bright colors!
7/8/14 3:44 PM
Kathy Russell said...
Had just bought this pattern for my daughter. I'm so glad you reviewed it. Glad it worked out.
7/9/14 1:35 AM
MicNanDec said...
Thank you MNBarb and Kathy! It really is a simple pattern and good intro into working with knits and shorts.
7/10/14 8:43 AM
ASiverson said...
Thank you for your review! It is extremely helpful to me as I want to start sewing some shorts! Glad you got a wearable muslin out of the efforts you made!
7/10/14 9:34 AM
Bonnie O said...
Your muslin version is quite cute! Thanks for your review. I wonder if you would benefit from more of a taper in the waistband to accommodate your enviable small waist!
8/19/14 7:48 AM
 
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