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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5961 (Misses' Top and Pants)

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Reviewed by:Danmar
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Posted on:3/11/14 10:52 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5961 by Danmar

Butterick: 5961 by Danmar  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 5961
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Ponte Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Fitted and tapered pants with top-stitching details and cuffs and back zipper
Pattern Sizing:
8-16 I made size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were okay. I had issues with my front pants pattern piece as it was missing some markings to indicate the top-stitching. Not a huge deal as I ended up not topstitching. Easy pattern with no pockets, simple zipper and waistband. There are side front and back pants pieces which is nice because there are more seams to make adjustments.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the 4 leg seams. I like the simple waistband. I like that in the size 12, for me, the thighs had a perfect amount of ease with no adjustment. I hate for my pants to be tight in this area.
Fabric Used:
Black textured ponte knit from JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't do the topstitching at the front hip area, because my textured black fabric made it impossible for me to see where I was going. I did attempt some topstitching of the front leg seam but even with a strong light and glasses I couldn't find the seam line well enough to do a neat job! If your fabric is smooth and plain the design detail would be nice though. You can see the topstitching detail on the line drawing on the pattern envelope. It is 6" long, 1/8 spaced lines running vertically down the front of the hip area.
I used the 5/8 seams throughout except at the waist where I needed to take in 2 additional inches. I also removed some fabric from the front seam tapering down to where the crotch curve starts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think this might be one to make again. A basic pair of slimming pants and a pattern that fits me well.

I have been trying different Vogue pants patterns. This is the third similar knit pattern and the second from this lovely black ponte. Vogue 8929 Click Here I made from same fabric. That pair has big side pockets. Vogue 8837 Click Here is a knit pattern with an elastic waist. So they all have things to recommend them.

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nothy lane said...
I bought this pattern for the top but I will have to take a look at it for pants. Yours are great! Nice job!
3/11/14 2:44 PM
marjieco said...
I also bought this pattern for the top. Your pants look and fit so good that I need them, right now.
3/11/14 2:53 PM
julie w said...
Great fitting pants
3/11/14 6:37 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Like others I purchased this for the top pattern. I never make pants as I can never get them to fit as well as RTW. However, I have seen some cute pants of late and think after all these years of sewing I should make some attempts. I like these as you said because of the seaming and adjustment opportunities.
3/12/14 5:13 AM
ColorFiberTexture said...
All 3 pair of pants are winners! Thanks for sharing the links. These are terrific and you wear them well!
3/12/14 10:26 AM
ASiverson said...
Your pants are great! Good job! TFS!
3/12/14 2:25 PM
Jrhee said...
These look cute, comfy, and versatile!
3/13/14 9:50 AM
MaryMacTree said...
Beautiful. Great Fitting pants.
3/20/14 10:19 PM
marec said...
These are wonderful pants-thanks for the comparison within the review. I love the textured fabric also.
8/24/14 9:22 AM
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