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Posted on:3/23/14 3:58 AM
Last Updated:3/23/14 4:01 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2562 by apoxia

Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2562
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Cotton suiting  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
"Misses/miss petite wide leg pants with individual pieces given for slim, average and curvy fit... including customized fitting instructions"

Pattern Sizing:
I used the size 12 slim fit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did, except my cuffs were an inch narrower (see below). These are wide leg pants and the illustrations at the bottom on the front cover image do show the width well.

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Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Instruction number 25 reverses the left and right front pieces in the illustration.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the wide seams at the top of the pants as this meant there was plenty of room to let seams out to have them fit well.

I followed the fly insertion instructions step by step but in the finished product the zip head is just visible which means there wasn't enough overlap. This will be easy to fix next time by recessing the zip further.

Fabric Used:
I bought it so long ago I can't remember the details, but some kind of drapey cotton likely with a bit of something else mixed into it.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to let the seams out in the hip and waist areas to have it fit properly (my waist and hip measurements said I should cut out a 16 but that would have been enormously big, so I used the 12 and let seams out at the top).

I made the petite leg adjustment because pants are usually miles too long for me. However, it ended taking up too much off which meant the cuff at the bottom could only be 2 instead of 3 inches.

I made the right leg hem 1.5 cm longer due to scoliosis and hence a high right hip.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I do plan to use the pattern again to make the non-cuff version of the pants.

Conclusion:
The pants were easy to make (if a little fiddly in some details). The wide seams allowed for easy adjustments. They fit nicely without the need for a belt (which I usually always wear with pants).

They really are wide leg, and wide all the way down so decide if this is what you really want before buying the pattern!
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LTC said...
You have done a lovely job with the fit of these, very nice pants.
3/23/14 4:13 AM
supizoo said...
Great fitting pants!
3/23/14 4:59 AM
jlg said...
Great job!
3/23/14 11:21 AM
Speech girl said...
Nice pants
4/21/14 9:59 AM
 
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