Well I finally finished and I’m very happy with the results. This really is an easy pattern to make. It’s an “Amazing Fit” pattern with pattern pieces for slim, average, or curvy fit. I made these with the average pieces and made no adjustments.
I used a light weight polyester suiting material. The only downside is that the pants aren’t quite hefty enough to make it into the winter, so I’ll be making another pair. But the great thing about this pattern is that it can be used for all seasons depending on your fabric choices.
The contour waistband is great and I would LOVE to find a skirt pattern with the same type of fit. As you can see, there are belt loops which I’m sure you could leave off if you wanted. I paired this with the Jalie T-shirt I made a while back.
I hope to get my next project up and running sooner than later.
I lost my “sew-jo” for a while, but now I’m back. I’m still working on the pants I started a couple of weeks ago (Simplicity 2860). There’s nothing wrong with the pattern and it’s not difficult, I just suffered from a lack of motivation, although I really want them done.
I could really use a pair of non-jean pants! I did make a muslin of these and that fit perfectly. I hope that these will fit as well. I say that because I did have to cut the zipper shorter than I had expected.
I’m almost at the stage where I can try these on (later today). My only disappointment (if you want to call it that) is that the material is not as thick as I thought. It’s fine for this time of year, but, I will have to make a pair of pants from some heavier, suit-weight material for the cold weather. But this charcoal gray is one of my favorite colors for something like this in the Fall.
In the meantime, it’s back to the sewing room for me.
Happy sewing everyone!