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Topic: Simplicity 3686 - easy, versatile pants pattern  (Read 9065 times)
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Kaitlinnegan
« on: January 03, 2008 06:29:41 PM »

Without further ado, here are the pictures ~

Edited 10/9/2008: Photos seem to not be cooperating 100%, so here's a link to my picasa album: Pictures here

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This was a great pattern -- easy to put together, but with some unique detailing.  The pockets look complicated, but really are pretty simple to do.  I would definitely recommend this pattern to a beginner with some experience (but not an *absolute* beginner, as there are kind of a lot of pieces and steps).  It would make a good pattern for a first attempt at pants -- this is only my second pair of pants.  The wide leg means you don't have to deal with fitting issues in the legs.  The crotch could need adjusting, but for me it was fine as is.  As far as sizing, I was between two sizes and cut the smaller size, which fits well.  The fabric is a cotton-spandex twill, and was very easy to work with.

ETA: I forgot to mention that the pattern also has an option for slim leg pants, which also look great.  I hope to try them in the near future!

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 07:06:41 PM »

Those look great! I hope that soon I'll have the courage to try pants.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008 07:56:23 PM »

Cool - I have been looking for a good wide-leg pants pattern.  This looks like a really nice one and will keep it in mind.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008 08:29:32 PM »

I love wl pants...they look great on you!  I need to try some soon...but whenever I sew something it seems to be for my little girl  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 08:32:07 AM »

I love the style of these and am going to have to try this pattern out for myself, excellent job, well done xx
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 11:36:15 AM »

Thanks everyone!  These are really a quick sew.  There are quite a few pieces, so it took a while for me to cut everything out, but I did most of the sewing on New Year's Eve day.  I probably could have finished them that day if I had been more efficient, but all I had left to finish up was hems, buttons and trouser hooks, and hand stitching the waistband facing (the pattern calls for stitching in the ditch, but it didn't look right to me when I did it).
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 10:48:28 AM »

Great job, awesome review. I am a beginner with sewing exp (purses, childrens clothing) so maybe this could be the flareleg pattern I have been looking for... if it also comes in plus sizing Roll Eyes. I always assumed making adult clothing (especially pants) would be super hard so thats why I haven't attempted yet. Bookmarking this pattern for later, still working on DD's summer clothes. Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008 08:03:44 PM »

Wow, you did a fabulous job on these.  I actually bought this same pattern a while back and have been nervous to attempt it.  After seeing how nice they look I am definitely going to have to try.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008 02:19:57 PM »

This IS a very easy pattern for the somewhat experienced sewer, I like the fit very much. Directions are great, the pieces are easy enough to understand. The zipper method ROCKS.

Would definately second this recommendation, a few different pants options make a few different pairs made the same way look different.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008 02:24:24 PM »

I just bought 8 new Simplicity patterns that went on sale for $1 at Joanne's. Boy - do I wish I had seen this post. I'll be getting this pattern once a sale comes on again, for sure! They look great.
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