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|Reviewed by:||dinagideon|| |
|Posted on:||5/9/14 3:21 PM |
|Last Updated:||5/9/14 3:28 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Pants |
|Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Misses pants in two variations, to be made in either knit fabric (the sweatpant version) or woven fabric (the pj version).|
Pattern Sizing: 6-18. I made a 14, though I believe the measurements for the 16 hip are more in line with my actual hip measurement.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made the letter A version but because I wanted pockets, I added on pockets from D to the A pattern. It wasn't an exact match, but since I have had a ton of experience with these kind of pockets, I knew that they would be fine and turn out great (and they did).
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy. I haven't tried making them on my serger, which I would like to do the next time, in a heavier knit jersey for the fall. I will update this portion if I think the serger instructions are lacking, but won't downgrade it just because, since this is a pattern targeted at beginning sewers.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I think the design is very trendy and young, maybe even too much, since I don't know that I could get away with version B myself. I love the pockets of D, they are deep and very useful.
I do not like the pleat on version A/B, and the next time I make this pattern, I am going to omit the pleat since I think no pleat/pockets will suit my frame better. I think the crotch curve is adequate, I might add a bit of depth to mine using my pants pattern sloper so it is extra comfy, but if I see there is a major difference in length/depth, I won't change it too much since the knit obviously helps with stretching over the curves, and my pants sloper is for a woven fabric.
Fabric Used: I saw that Girl Charlee had a BIG box of knit remnants that equaled 10 yds a piece. I loved the designs (all ditsy florals) and figured I could practice all my knits on these plus have tons of extra fabrics for scarves as gifts, dresses/skirts for my daughter, etc. Per yard, this fabric was $3. So these pants are $5 before you add in labor and extra costs like wear on the machine and extra elastic.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did Version A for knits but added the Version D's pockets. I wanted to lengthen the pants a bit, but since I forgot to add two inches, I just did a very narrow hem at the bottom.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again, but next time with no pleats. I will be increasing the elastic an inch so I can pull the pants down a bit lower. I don't know if I will make the woven C/D pattern (except the pockets), since I have better PJ pants patterns in my pattern library.
I do recommend it to others. I think it is a shame this isn't offered in sizes above 18, as I can see many figure types liking this style and being flattered by it.
Conclusion: Thanks to Mrs. Charisma for linking my original blog post to her blog post on this pattern. I figured now that she has done that, I should get off my own bottom and post a review here since I had put the photos of me wearing them at my blog over a month ago. (You can see the outfit post here.)
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