Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8 Great Pants!

And I made one with a little bit of others…

Simplicity 5350- OOP

Simplicity 5350

Pattern Description:
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.

Experimental pocket:Experimental pocket

Pattern Sizing:
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 sure to check the butt scoop. I need a little more. This pattern is clearly for the noassatalls!

This is kind of how it looks on me, just not this bad. If I make it again I'll have to fix that scoop:Back on Aloe

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:Front on meThe 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.

Tabs open:Front laid flat 
Fabric Used:
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.

Big cuff:Pant leg cuff 
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! 

Tabs closed:Flat front tabs closed

Great potential for a great pair of trousers. I see a work wardrobe from this entire line.

Side-back:Back on me

Now I see why there aren’t too many pants on a dress form:

Front on AloeFront on Aloe tabs closedThey will never look right. It’s the pole. Oh well.

Until next time, Schey.


Tanya said...

Great pants, I have the same scoop issue which is why I tend to stick with the same pants pattern.

Scheryka. said...

Thanks Tanya. I want to stick with the same pattern but I have this disease called new-pattern-gotta-have-it-olism. I want to try all the ones that appeal to me. But I can say once I get modifying a patten down, I hope to be able to be cure from that awful disease.

GodsgirlT said...

You are hilarious! I was cracking up laughing while reading your review. Love, love, love these pants on you. You have inspired me to add pants to my list of fall sewing. Nice work! Loving the cuff too.

Scheryka. said...

Thank you, God's Girl! Yes, add some pants to your list because I know they will be as great as your dresses. Besides, I can't wait to see what else you pull outof Virginia's stash. ;)

Sheila said...

The pants fit perfectly and looks great with the top.