Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great week! Today I am sharing my newest pants that I made using Simplicity 8842. I was drawn to this pattern because it reminded me of a classic chino style pants and I don’t have any pants like that in my closet. I have a lot of wide leg pants, culottes and now my shorts section is starting to grow, but I felt I was missing this style pant!
Simplicity 8842 is one of their Amazing Fit patterns and I’m a fan! The amount of details that they put into these patterns to help get a proper fit is great. They even include an inch seam allowance on the side seam for pattern adjustments. As well as show you how to measure your body to pick the right size! I would definitely recommend this pattern if you’re interested in patterns and want details like I mentioned to help!
I cut the size 22 in these pants and although that was the right size for my hip measurement, I had to take in a lot of excess fabric. I’m talking about 4 inches on one side seam excess! You can see all my fitting adjustments over on my Instagram highlights and just how big they were. To fit my pants to me, I pinned out the excess fabric along the side seam and also took out fabric from the center back seam. I think my pants are a little more fitted than the model version on the pattern envelope but I’m happy with the final look of my pants!
For fabric, I used this Garden Floral Print Stretch Cotton from The Fabric Store. This is a Cotton/Lyrca blend which is worked great because I like a little bit of stretch in my pants. I also LOVE this print! I think its so Spring, and fun and I can wear these with every color top there is LOL! This fabric is also perfect for shirts, dresses, and skirts!
I paired my pants with a top from OldNavy, and my black sandals and sunglasses from Target. Overall I love these pants! I’ve worn them out a couple times and felt amazing in them! I’ve probably revisit this pattern to make a pair or two in a khaki or olive color.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time…