Food and Fitness

Thursday, October 17, 2013

M5889 (OOP)

I kid you not, I have a minimum of 5 patterns for this style of pants with various detail differences I.e., pockets/no pockets, elastic cuff, drawstring cuff, etc.  Even though I am obviously drawn to this style, I have yet to actually make a single pair.  Well that ends today.  First with only two required pattern pieces, front and back, this has got to be the absolute easiest pants pattern known to man.  AND it actually yields a pretty cool pair of pants.


Pattern Description: Misses/Miss Petite Pants in Four lengths. Pull on pants have elastic waistline casing and self drawstring. I made view C, ankle length pants with elastic leg casings. There is also a version with a regular hem.
Pattern Sizing:  Pattern is available in X small to X large(size 4-22)
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?  The instructions were great, easy for a beginner. 
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern has A.LOT.OF.EASE.  I mean A.LOT.  I had to take out about 2 inches on each leg to get the fit I wanted.
Fabric Used: a Gabardine from FabricMart that I got for $1.99 or $2.99 a yard
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  This design includes a functioning drawstring and elastic waistband which seemed like overkill so I omitted the drawstring.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Maybe once more in black ponte.
Conclusion:   This is a quick and trendy look and great for beginners.


  1. Very cute look on you and I love the combination. I have this very same pattern and others. You have encouraged me to just make them....

  2. Hey, I have this pattern. Maybe I'll stitch them up over the weekend. Thanks for the heads-up up about the ease.

  3. You are right. These pants look really cute on you!

  4. Kelly you look fabulous! I wouldn't normally try a pants pattern with a draw string hem but after seeing them on you, I just might try this pattern now.

  5. I love your version of these pants and this outfit is cute.

  6. Your alterations are spot on! These pants are FABULOUS on you! What a stylish Diva you are to select Hot Red for your pants! I LOVE THEM!

  7. That's a great look! Nice fit too.

  8. I'm going to make these in pleather like the Kanye west joggers can't wait. Thanks for the review!