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.

23 comments:

Lesalicious said...

I love your pants you did a fab job. Your pants looks really nice on you. Great job.

Daisy said...

Your pants look beautiful. You've attained a great fit.

Amanda S. said...

Well, I don't think I've ever even noticed this pattern before. Yours rock! Great fit! I'm putting this pattern on my buy list.

Erica B. said...

Your pants look fabulous! The fit is perfect!

Lindsay T said...

You look very chic in these pants! Very flattering fit and design. A winner!

artist1lisa said...

Ever so stylish.You've done a great job.Your pants wardrobe is off to a great start.

toy said...

you pants look great

Elaray said...

Your pants look great. I've never spent the time to get a good fit on my flat butt -- so I pretend it isn't there!!!

Adrienne said...

Your pants look superb!

LD said...

for those of us who run fast from lining pants...how about a quick tutorial?

Fabulous pants!

toni said...

Thanks for these posts. For the last couple of days I have been reading about swayback adjustments in several different books and am having a hard time understanding it. I am going to look through my magazines to see if I have the Threads issue you mentioned. Love the pants (and the top)!

Cennetta said...

Thanks, everyone!

LD - I have two more pair that I'm working on (different pattern). I post steps for including a lining. Thanks for asking.

Toni - My mom gave me this blouse about three years ago. I thought it was the perfect match for these pants.

Thanks again,
Cennetta

Teka said...

The pants look great!!

Birgitte said...

So elegant, a perfect fit, and the blouse gives you the look of glamour, just beautiful.

Summerset said...

Excellent pants! I do many of the same alterations you do, except that I take 4 inches *off* the bottom instead of adding them!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

I'm so mad right now. I can't see any of your pics, I know it must be my computer. I'll be back. :(

Susan said...

Those came out so classy! I'm telling you - every time I look around, I find another pattern to add to my list!

Sew Passionista said...

Great fitting pants. I don't like a back zip either.

Dei said...

Girl, these pants are fierce! They look so good!

Tany said...

The pants are magnificent and the fit looks perfect to me! You look stunning!

Kat said...

Superb!!! What a great backside fit! And that blouse looks divine on you too :) .

Marita said...

Everything has already been said, but I'll state it too, fabulous fit and like Birgitte said the blouse color is TDF! You look hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carlita dee said...

These pants look sensational on you! Wow.

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