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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Floral pants frenzy: Simplicity 1371

 I have been wanting a pair of floral pants like these since forevah! It's almost like Cynthia Rowley heard my prayer lol, by creating this pattern ( well the pants at least), and speaking of Cynthia Rowley this is the first pattern of hers that I've sewn; although, I own practically all of her patterns. I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it, and knew I had to these pants in floral..  The pants come together relatively quickly and seem to be your standard Big 4 pattern instructions.
 
"Apple Shape" ladies we can
embrace the high waist too..
I think layering with a cami and
blouse, helps to keep the original
flow of the high waist; yet gives an
illusion of a smaller waistline. IMHO
 
  That being said and with this not being my first go at pants making, I knew that there were certain elements that I wanted to include. I added 1 1/2 inches to the front and back pieces to allow for a hem allowance. I added twill tape in the waistline seams,  also adding twill tape in the crotch seam (this is done to avoid your pants from growing). I made sure to add interfacing to stabilize the zipper area, especially having used a stretch twill fabric that had a slight  stretch; I wanted to prevent puckering in this area.
Pocket with invisible zipper..


Front pleats




Inside shot...I'm going to try the bias
binding next time to see if I can get a cleaner
finish...Practice makes perfect, or at least better!
 
   I didn't really have any sewing difficulties in sewing these pants; however, getting them to fit was entire different beast...  The waist, which is a bit snug; however, I am an " apple shape" and carry most of my weight in my tummy area ,so I knew that I would need to adjust there.  However, I did have to continue working with the fit to achieve the taper leg that is shown on the model . You definitely will need to adjust in order to achieve the look that you desire.  
 
 
 
 
 Overall this is a great pattern, one in which I'm sure you will be pleased with! I probably will make one more pair, preferably in a solid color for fall, but we'll see! I hope you ladies have a wonderful weekend filled with sewing and fabric shopping, of course lol!
 
                                       ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce 
 

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29 comments:

  1. Your complete styling looks great. The pants are a great fit!

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  2. Di. Vine! I knew these pants were going to be fly . Everything about the outfit is fantastic!

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  3. Love these – totally awesome on you. Especially with your killer heels combo. Kpow!

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  4. You look so vibrantly chic. ... love the hair do.

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  5. Oh Candice! These are HOT! I love the fit and the fabric is fabulous!!! As usual the styling is on point! You did a GREAT job on these pants - It's nice to see these made up! Nice work!

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  6. You look amazing Candice, I love the pants and the whole darn outfit. Get it girl.

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  7. Turned out lovely and look fantastic on you!

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  8. Love!
    Sieht wunderbar aus !
    Liebe Grüße Annette aus Deutschland

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  9. Your pants are killer! I love the floral fabric you used.

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  10. Now those are cheeful! Very pretty. Would be gorgeous in white also.
    http://www.secondstoryloft.com/

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  11. Those pants are stellar!!!!!!!!!!! I love the fit, and the pieces you paired them with. Also, your hair!! It looks great too.

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  12. These pants are amazing!!!! Good job!

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  13. Love these! They look FAB on you!! Did you find the crotch on yours was a little long?

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    1. Thanks J! I didn't have any problems with the crotch being too long, normally I have to lengthen this area.. I hope this helps any..

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  14. you look amazing, Im just about to make those. xx

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