Hello everyone and HAPPY DAY! I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoying the Fall weather wherever you are! Note: You can watch the full review by clicking here! So in today’s post, I will be sharing two sewing makes! One is from a pattern that is new to me, which is Simplicity 1165 (the pants), and the other pattern is a remake, which is McCall’s 8050, the vest. I absolutley love these pants!! This is the first time that I have made slim fit pants and I think this is going to be the new norm for me!! As far as my vest, I am so much more pleased with how this version of this vest pattern came out, which is McCall’s 8050 turned out! I made a black vest using McCall's 8050 vest pattern a couple of months ago (you can watch that video here), and I was extremely disappointed in how it turned out due to the fabric, however, I did like the pattern itself, so I decided to make it again using the left over fabric from my pants! Much, much better! I thought this pattern would be perfect to make to turn this fabric into a two-piece set! The only thing I did different from last time was I made the length for view C, which was about 5 inches shorter, and I added the buttons. Although I added the buttons, I only like the top button so I just left the others open. All in all, I love both makes and I am super happy with how it turned out as a set! Below you will find pictures of the makes and also a detailed pattern review! You can also watch the review and look at clips of the garments by clicking here!
Pattern Number: Simplicity 1165 Pattern Description: Misses’ slim pull on pants or above knee length shorts and short shorts. View: I made View A. There are four different views on this pattern. Views A and B are the same except for view B is cut on the crosswide, view C are knee length shorts and view D is the standard shorts. FABRIC Recommendations: Soft lightweight fabrics such at Batiks, Challis, Crepe Back Satin, Double Georgette, Gauze Gingham, Linen Types, Silky Types and Jersey. Sewing Skill Level: Easy to Sew Pattern Pieces: I used for pattern pieces to make the pants. Notions Needed: Thread, 2 3/8 yard of ¾ inch elastic.
Pattern Sizing: 6-22
Size that I Cut: I cut a size 16, but I really should have cut a size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like about the pattern? I like how easy it was to construct this pattern, I love this style of pocket, I like the slim design for the legs and I like the elasticated waist band.
What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? Nothing Fabric Used: I honestly don’t know what type of fabric this is but it is slippery and has a great drape!
Purchased: I purchased this from the LA fabric and fashion district and it was 2.99 per yard. Buttons Used: Inexpensive pack that was only $0.99 - Exact information is on the video review.
Alterations or changes: No and yes. I originally added two inches to the top of the pants and pockets to make sure that the pants came to my belly button and I also added two inches to the length at the bottom, but because I actually cut the wrong size, I didn’t need the amount of modifications that I would normally need, so I cut off the two inches on the top. I also cut off the two inches at the bottom and that worked out ok. Any modification recommendations: No Would you recommend it to others? Yes!
Availability: I from what I mentioned this pattern is going to be discontinued so I encourage you to pick it up while it’s still in your Joanne drawers!!!
VEST So for my vest, I am not going to talk about the vest in great detail because I posted a full review of this and you can watch that by clicking here.
Earrings/Necklace: Paparazzi jewelry