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Posted on:2/20/14 3:24 PM
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Simplicity: 2061 by deadhouseplant  Simplicity: 2061 by deadhouseplant  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Sweatshirt Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Learn to Sew Misses' knit pants in two lengths and woven pants in one length sewing pattern.

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 18, I cut a 6 with modifications.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made changes so mine looks different, but I think it looks better!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the pockets, and it's an easy pattern that is easy to change to make it exactly what you want.

Fabric Used: Black and charcoal sweatshirt fleece from Jo Anns

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I've made pajama pants with this pattern before using view D and I like the pockets. I honestly never thought I would make the other views because...wow. For these pants I used view A with the cuffs of view B and added in the pockets of view D. I also lowered the rise by two inches like I have done for view D in the past because I don't like my pants by my belly button, but maybe that's just me. Also definitely got rid of those pleats.

I cut a size 6, but had to fuss with the fit some. The thighs were way too baggy for my taste and the ankle was very tight, but my fabric doesn't stretch as much as they recommend so the ankle part was on me. Also the waist needed to be taken in some, but again I made changes to the pattern there by taking out the pleats and adding in pockets.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I'm sure I will make it again. Yes I would recommend it.

Conclusion: Overall, I am very happy with how they turned out, they look pretty close to how I wanted and are cozy. More on my Blog
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PammyJ said...
What a snazzy pair of pants! I've made the pajama pants view too, but had not thought to morph together elements from the different views. Great job! Thanks for your inspiring review.
2/20/14 4:12 PM
detroy said...
Love these! I have this pattern too, and now some great inspiration from you.
2/20/14 4:18 PM
swirlgurl said...
awesome job! they fit you great!
2/20/14 6:17 PM
Sew Good said...
Wow! Waaayyy better than the pattern. Great fabric choices and pattern adjustments!! Really nice job
2/20/14 8:39 PM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Wow! What an awesome job. Great fit. They look like something out of a designer magazine.
2/21/14 0:29 AM
Lace threads said...
They look fab. Great fit and love the changes you made.
2/21/14 3:23 AM
jjosiejo said...
Love love love your trousers!! Great job!
2/21/14 4:19 AM
mdetka said...
Those pants are awesome, I love the idea of the front and back being different colors. They fit well too! Oh and I couldnt help but notice the awesome log pillows beside you.. those are too clever!
2/21/14 8:28 AM
SewLibra said...
You got a great fit on these and I like the use of the two colors. Congrats on your first review!
2/21/14 7:54 PM
Diane333 said...
like the pants and really like your pillows. Did you make the pillows?
2/21/14 8:10 PM
deadhouseplant said...
Thanks for all the nice comments! I did make the pillows, I used Woodgrain Joel Dewberry fabric and tan fleece with embroidery thread for the rings.
2/22/14 6:28 PM
Erin D said...
Your version looks amazing-your changes are really well done.
2/23/14 3:47 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Super cute!! Love your changes and they fit nicely!
2/23/14 8:50 PM
Couturemum said...
Love these...I wanted to get the pattern too but was worried about those pleats! The colour block really elevated these pants, and they look very current. Great job
4/24/14 9:25 PM
 
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