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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2061 (Misses knit and woven pants)

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Posted on:4/19/14 3:18 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2061 by MrsCharisma

Simplicity: 2061 by MrsCharisma  Simplicity: 2061 by MrsCharisma  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2061
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Fabric:Ponte Knit  [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.

View A and B have pleats, B has banded cuffs instead of hems. Views C and D are PJ pants.

Pattern Sizing:

6-18 (all in one envelope)
I cut a 16. The finished hip was 44.5" and my hips are about 44". I initially used a 3/8" seam allowance but went back to 5/8"

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

Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions are VERY good, imo. It's a "learn to sew" pattern so it is quite detailed. I made this pattern up last March (view B) when I had been sewing for just a month or so. So naturally it was very easy this time around.

The biggest issue I had with the instructions is them telling you to add 3" to your waist measurement for the elastic. That's crazy...

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Love the casualness and that you can transform them from looking like lounge pants. The pleats are my favorite.

Fabric Used:

Ponte knit from FabricMart. It is really fluid though, unlike other pontes that I've sewn from there. Wish I had gotten more!

Also, the pattern calls for 1 3/4 yard of 60" fabric. I only had 1.5 yards and still have like a 30" piece left!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Removed 3/4" from CF, sewed a 3/8" back crotch seam. Added about 2" to the length.

(they aren't hemmed yet as I was deciding between a regular vs. elasticized hem).

Used 1" elastic (didn't have any 1 1/2" on hand).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would definitely sew again and recommend the pattern. It went together in less than a couple hours, and that included basting the side seams first to check for fit.

Conclusion:

I have wanted printed pants since last fall but thought I was too wide to be wearing a print on bottom like that. Well I needed an instant gratification project so pattern I'd already made + Knit fabric + Serger = WIN! I'm glad I went for it. I really love these pants!
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detroy said...
Those look great! I have that pattern, and made the pj pants - they were HUGE! They would have fit my 20 yr old son. But I really need to try the pleated ones...cute, cute, cute!
4/19/14 3:25 PM
Christas said...
Instant gratification projects are so wonderful. I love these! What a cute outfit with your top!
4/19/14 3:27 PM
Tonya P said...
Great looking pants! I steer clear of print pants for just the opposite reason - lacko'bum. Yours fit fantastic and are very flattering!
4/19/14 4:23 PM
Lagolden2 said...
Cute, cute, Cute, cute- these pants fit and are oh so au courant -thank you for the sewing tips.
4/19/14 5:24 PM
wendyrb said...
Lookin' good. Like that fluid ponte too. Yup, yup, yup- BUY more! ; )
4/19/14 5:44 PM
supizoo said...
I love these on you!
4/19/14 6:20 PM
Adventurer said...
Very nice pants! Thanks for the instant gratification recommendation. Maybe we need a new classification on PR, so we could look up these IG patterns.
4/19/14 7:26 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks everyone!! Yeses a new category-instant gratification! :)
4/19/14 9:12 PM
RadarRadiance said...
Great fit and look, your top is super cute too...did you make it? This pants pattern might have to go on my list, love that they aren't baggy either. You really have gotten a fantastic wardrobe, enjoy your reviews.
4/19/14 10:50 PM
SewLibra said...
Those are cute and comfy looking pants. And no, you aren't "too wide" for prints, no way!
4/20/14 0:55 AM
1SewSweet said...
Too wide??? Surely you jest! I think you need to buy a new mirror!! Those pants look great on you and I think you SHOULD make a few more of them...you've inspired me to make a pair of printed pants which I've NEVER worn! I love them!
4/20/14 8:04 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Awww thanks! Myra you should! Definitely!!! :) Radar it is RTW. Target circa 2013. Lol!!!
4/20/14 8:27 AM
Sue Parrott said...
cute--very cute on you!
4/20/14 9:37 AM
ASiverson said...
Fabulous pants, great job! TFS, again!
4/20/14 10:41 AM
Pj3g said...
They look super cute on you! Love them!
4/20/14 9:02 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Thank you!
4/21/14 10:35 AM
canei said...
Cute!!!!
4/22/14 8:19 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks Canei!
4/23/14 12:27 PM
 
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