Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Purple Plaid Pant Suit! [DIY Sewing & Pattern Review]



So this is my first clothing post for 2016 but this outfit was made in 2015, it's just now that my infamous model was available for a photo session. This is the kinda stuff that makes me wanna go ahead and pay a model! [Purple Plaid Pant suit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori] You may remember that I was attempting to complete this for the #buildyourwardrobe series but I did not finish in time due to a certain pair of hounds-tooth pants done for that series.

I used my go-to shirt pattern McCalls  M6124. The review for the shirt is here. This was my first time using Simplicity 1017 for these wide leg pants. Both patterns were sewist friendly to use and the instructions were very easy to follow. [I promise that the pants fit her the crotch is sagging because  she was pulling them down from her waist with all the pocket posing going on. Also the pants are extra long for a higher heel and they were sitting on the top of her boot.]

Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Amazing Fit Pants!

Pattern Sizing: AMAZING! Just like the pattern title says. You are literally making these pants on your body so there is no way they should not fit you.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? YES!!

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were, I read them quickly before I started the project, just to see what I was getting into. [When sewing it's not necessary that I actually follow the instructions but I do like to see inside their processes on creating these garments.] This is a great pattern for a beginning sewist.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how you fit the pants to your body before sewing them all together.

Fabric Used: Poly blend Plaid. [Remember if using plaid you will need extra fabric for matching.]

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I always have to add length on my pants for my daughter, this was no different. I also did make my waistband a little wider that the pattern.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and For sure!

Conclusion: Anyone who has fit issues this is a great pattern that you can use for the perfect wide leg pants. The design is plain but clean and classic for any wardrobe.
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22 comments

  1. Loving the plaid! Baby girl is workin that outfit! Great job!

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  2. FLY TO DEATH!!!!!!!!! YASSSSS HUNTY SLAYYYYY! I'm actually working on a plaid pair of pants and matching cape! I marked the pants pattern every way I know how and still I'm gun shy that somehow it won't line up like I pictured! How did you ensure that yours worked out the way you wanted? I'm probably over thinking it and just scared cause I love the fabric but man with plaid it has to be just right or it will stick out horribly! On another note I think I'm gone start making stuff for my daughter but only until my injury heals! LOLLL

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    1. Girl I was making sure everything wa lined up on the plaid....everything except my waistband! I didn't have enough fabric left to line that up...ARGHHHH! I had to let it go and use what I had but You know I tried to get more of this plaid with no luck. I was lucky lining these up because I did not cut each piece out separately, I made sure both sides of my fabric were lined up and I cut both pieces out as normal.

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  3. Love EVERYTHING about this!!!!!!! Glad you were able to finish them....these are brilliant!!
    Ruqayyah (redpantsdesignsblog.com)

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    1. Thanks girl, I love this plaid to death!

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  4. Do what it do, do what it do! :-)

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  5. Love love love! Your matching was great! I'm obsessed with matching too urgh! I'm going to leave plaid alone for a while though.

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    1. Thanks and that is a process that I only want to do once in a while. I lucked up with the matching on this beauty but I also ran out of fabric to match the waistband but I don't mind that not matching though....did you see that matching on her butt tho?!

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  6. I am here from PR.com and have to say, I love this pantsuit and your DD, i really love the pic that shows her smiling, towards the end! Anyway, TFS, very much, Annette

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    1. Annette thanks so much for stopping by my little corner. Mori doesn't really like to smile in her pictures that much but when she does it's magic!

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  7. You are so freakin awesome I can't stand you.And Ms Mori is ANTM ready. You passed on some really nice genes. This plaid is everything. I cant wait til I do my sewing class for the buttonup shirt. I am going to try that with my plaid.

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    1. Thanks Victoria! Yeah Mori is my girl. Good luck on your sewing class and if you're able to choose your own shirt pattern this is a nice one to learn with. You go head with yo' bad self starting out with a plaid....that's gangsta!

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  8. I love the way the two pieces work together to form the look of a jumpsuit! The look but the comfort too - a win-win in my book! This is stunning on Mori.

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I'm really into the monochromatic looks in this make it's all about that plaid!

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  9. Your work is mindblowing. Everything about it - sewing skills, pattern/fabric/color choice, photography - is fabulous. It's such a pleasure to scroll down the page and see such beautiful, bright colors on a beautiful girl.

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    1. You just called me the Fab 5 and I'm digging it! Thanks so much Melody!

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  10. Cute, cute, cute. And your plaid matching is killer.

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    1. Thanks. It's the first time I did it in a looooonnnngggg time!

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  11. Okay, you did an amazing job with this plaid. Your work is so professional. All you details are on point! I really love what you did with this.

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