Hey everybody! Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I spent mine cutting out patterns and getting a couple projects sewn up! It was awesome, because I really haven’t been in the mood to sew lately but I feel myself slowing coming back and this project really helped! Whenever I lose my “sewjo” I look for quick, no thinking, projects that I can sew up without any issues! So a cute simple top, or a front, back and sleeve dress, or in this case, some pull on pants! I’ve had this Simplicity pattern for a while, so it was great to pull it out and sew it up! Fair warning…..I love it so I’ll be making more! Let’s get into the details.
Pattern Used: I used Simplicity 8605 to make these pants and sewed view A and E on the pattern.
Pattern Description: The easy-to-sew high paper bag waist pants and skirts for Misses sized XS to XL feature pull-on design with pockets and tie belt. Pants have a wide leg. Skirt and pants are available in two lengths. *description from Simplicity website.
Pattern Sewing Level: This is a beginner level pattern. If you can create an elastic casing and install side seam pockets you can be successful with this pattern.
What size did you cut?: I cut the XL for this pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were easy to follow. I honestly sewed the whole pants together without looking at the instructions until I got to the casing and needed to know the distance between the casing rows, but what I did see, was well written and the illustrations were as well.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes, this is a great pull on pants pattern with other views for a skirt too. It sews up easy, it has pockets, nice wide leg, and I like the casings on the waistband.
Did you make any pattern alterations: Yes I did! I had to slash and spread to some length to the back rise. I measured myself and the pattern was 2” short for my measurement, so I added one inch where I slashed it at and distributed the other inch between the inner leg seam and top of the seam.
Where did you purchase the fabric(s)? The fabric I used is one of The Fabric Store Online new exclusive colors the Brick! I love this color!
Did you record a sew along for this pattern? No, I did not. Maybe one day though because they are super easy to whip up!
Would you sew it again? Oh yeah!
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I do! If you need a quick sew project, this is a good pattern!
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