Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Pants - M5710
This fall season I plan to make several pairs of pants. After taking inventory of my fall wardrobe, I realized that many of the pants from last year were worn or in disrepair. So I need to beef up my wardrobe with some new slacks. So I chose this pattern to start the with. I didn't make a muslin; I just started with my usual adjustments then worked from there.
Pattern Description: MISSES’ PANTS IN TWO WIDTHS AND SASH: Semi-fitted, floor length pants have yoke, side front pockets and back zipper; pants A, B have slightly flared leg; pants A has sash; pants B has purchased belt; pants C has flared leg.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20. I made size 14; view A
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Nothing deceiving about the photo or the drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Nothing confusing or difficult. Standard instructions for yoked pants.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The flared leg attracted me to this pattern. After I completed them I remembered I didn't particularly care of pants with a back zipper. With the sash across the opening, it's not as easy to undo and slip off the pants. I don't like all of the adjustments needed to remove them. Next pair I'll make a mock fly for a front closer. Also I think I prefer wearing a wide belt as oppose to a sash. Because of my sway back, the sash doesn't lay as flat as I would like across the back.
Fabric Used: I used a wool blend from my sash, purchased at Discount Textile Warehouse last year.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made my usual adjustments. I also fully lined them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to make at least one more pair this season. I like the cut on these pants. They are comfortable to wear. And yes I recommend them to all level sewists.
Conclusion: These pants are easy to make, very comfortable and stylish.