5 Reasons to Love Butterick 3460

The minute I put these on, I knew it was love at first wear. Here are my reasons to make this pattern:

1. It’s a super easy pattern to make. Because it’s so easy, that also means it’s quick. Sometimes you don’t have time for lots of detailed sewing. You just want to get a project done.

2. They are stylish and comfortable. I used a rayon challis for this. You want to use a light to medium weight fabric for this so that they will “flow” in the breeze (think palazzo pants without the fullness).

3. Options. This pattern includes pants, capris, shorts, long skirt and knee-length skirt.

4. They have pockets! If you are like me, that’s a detail you’ll appreciate.

5. The straight styling would flatter almost any figure.

That;s all for now. I’m off to find some material in my stash to make the shorts from this pattern!

*The top is from an old Kwik Sew pattern 2948. Here’s the post if you want to check it out.

DONE! Simplicity 2860 Pants

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.

Until then…