4/29/11

Bottoms Up Simplicity 4273

Simplicity 4273 is a repeat pattern for me. I like the simple style of the pants and more importantly the side zipper is easier to install than a fly front and zipper shield.





Not exactly sure about the fiber content, but if I had to guess, its cotton, spandex & a mystyery fiber, in olive.  Again, not sure, but thinking the mystery fiber may be rayon.  Prior to cutting the fabric I ironed it and spritzed water on it and was left with water spots.   I did my usual adjustment by using my rtw pant template to tweak the crotch & waist.



 Before I made the first S4273, I had purchased and viewed Palmer/Pletch's Jeans for Real People DvD, which shows you how to remove excess fabric from the hip/thigh area and grading back into the side seam. I am very narrow through the hips and thigh area and have had issues in the past with removing excess fabric from those areas. With that new info, I was able to tweak the pants further. I tried the pants on wrongside out and starting from my high hip area at the side seam began pinching out the excess fabric to desired fit and back into the side seam about crotch level. By doing that it gave me a closer fit along the hip line.



Conclusion... comfortable... but boy o' boy... wrinkles galore... I have a jacket cut from the same fabric and can imagine the wrinkles once I wear it

The top is Simplicity 2850 and was made in 2010 and initially thought it was made during Fayes' sewing Challenge,  Month of Tops, but thinking that I continued on making tops after the challenge was over. 

16 comments:

alethia said...

You did a great ob with the pants. Since the fabric wrinkles so much, you may want to think of adding a very soft batiste lining to the jacket to cut down on the wrinkle.

Adelaide B said...

These are great pants. I've made a couple pair, but never got the hang of it.

Aminat said...

Great job, love your pants...

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow, these pants looks great. Your story of pants success is so inspiring to me since I'm going to endeavor to sew them soon.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Good job with the pants!

Handmade said...

Great fit well done.

del said...

Love the colors. The pants may wrinkle but I sure can't see it from here. Great outfit!

Uma Preve said...

The pants looks great.. seems like they fit well... Good work!

Lori said...

You did a great job on the pants.

Linda said...

Good job with the pants. Love the top.

NuJoi said...

I have always avoid this pattern because the pants look horrible on the model. Yours look great! Simplicity should put you on the envelope.

Monique said...

Sheila, very nice. Pants are not easy to fit. You did a perfect job. When I saw wrinkles, I just thought "linen". Just par for the course. But not linen huh? Lookin good Sheila!

Myra said...

Sheila, your pants look so much better than the envelope! I have this pattern but never made the pants because I didn't like them on the envelope. I love yours though!

Sister said...

Oh, I may have to get that DVD. My pants poof out at the hips, but when I pinch out the excess I have dimples at the hips - yuck. Your pants look great.

Gail said...

Wow, you really have the fit right with these trousers. Love the top too.

Cennetta said...

There is nothing like a pair of great fitting pants. Nevermind the wrinkles. The pants look good and are well fitted.