I guess by now you can tell that I love Mood's selection of twill. They come in a variety of fibers, colors, and weights. They sew like a dream and are perfect for pants, jackets, dresses and skirts.
I'm still working on beefing up the ole weekend casual wardrobe. So I chose Steven Alan medal cotton-lcyra twill for a relaxed pair of pants (Butterick 6028). This fabric has a beautiful soft hand with a texture similar to linen with less wrinkles. I paired it with the brown abstract Missoni-esque jersey print for another version of Simplicity 1317.
Let me start with the review of Simplicity 1317. This is the second time around for this pattern. And it's possible that I may make it again.
It's one of those pullover decorative knit tops that are in department stores this season. For this version, I added iron-on studs at the shoulders and used a black ponte knit for contrasting neckband and sleeves bands. This is the first time I used the iron-on studs. The process was fairly easy. The placement of the studs does take a little time though. Sewing the top was quick and easy. I was able to sew it up in less than two hours.
Now, let me talk a little bit about the pants. I hesitated to buy this one because of the elasticized back. I didn't think they would work for me. Hmmm.., what's that saying about following your first mind. Well, in this case, I think I should have followed my first thought on this pattern. For me pants with the side front pockets are not my best friend. Or should I say the most flattering look for me. Second, elastic back pants tend to be a little of the "too roomy" side for me. But I didn't think about the things before making these pants.
To help with the slight gap at the pocket, I added buttons. Problem fixed. However, I didn't make any changes to the back pant as I should have removed some of the width. There is too much fabric through the pant for me.
This is not a bad pattern. It sews up with no problem. The front pant does not add any bulk across the hips or waist. I liked the idea of having a center back seam on each leg. (missed opportunity to for a better fit).
In conclusion, I really like the simplicity top, but the Butterick pant is not the best style for me.