And I made one with a little bit of others…
Simplicity 5350- OOP
8 Great Pants All in One Pattern; Misses' Design Your Own Pants with Straight and Wide Legs. I made View A with View F's tie waist band and View H's pocket. I put the pocket on the back instead of the front.
Sizes 4 through 18. I cut on the 14. LISTEN SEWERS: If you are making these pants for yourself or anyone with a little more junk in the truck than a popsicle stick...be sure to check the butt scoop. I need a little more. This pattern is clearly for the noassatalls!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well, it may have had I chosen one version and stuck with it but I mixed three different pairs to get what I was looking for.
This is how I wore it to church:The top is a Burda download.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Sure they were until you get to the fly and zip. Maybe it was because I am used to doing my fly and zip a certain way. But I did not like this version and will do this part the Jalie or Betzina way next time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the many versions and that I was able to come up with my own version. Also, depending on the type fabric you are using you can get a casual to dressy type pant. I am not fond of the bootie scoop and the zip and fly. I did manage to make it work, however.
I used a suiting and know it was not a silk because right now I am in no situation to buy silk, but that was the only choice I saw with 'suiting' on it. I do remember seeing 'suiting' though.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As stated earlier - added F tab and H pocket to A pant with the cuff. Instead of putting the pocket on the front I put it on the back. I did not trim the waist tab like in View F. I did not do the eyelets either. I made a button hole and put a button on. I also made the cuffs first turn a bit bigger because I am short. I have to wear these pants with a type of heel or I am subject to clean any floor that I walk on with my hem. I also attached them from the top of the hem…just a preference I was playing around with.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I am going to sew it again. Hopefully for the fall. This will give me the chance to work out the scoop. If you can find this pattern, I really do recommend it. It has great potential. I thank Lynnelle, on PatternReview for selling it. I was looking to see if she had made them but couldn’t find a link. THANK YOU, Lynnelle!
Great potential for a great pair of trousers. I see a work wardrobe from this entire line.
Now I see why there aren’t too many pants on a dress form:
Until next time, Schey.