4/21/15

New Look 6351

New Look 6351:  Misses' separates pattern includes 3/4 sleeve knit V-neck top, jacket, and pull-on pants and skirt with drawstring waist. 


I made Version B, size 14.





Last fall I was inspired by several inspirations pics using navy plaid fabric and knew it was something I could use in my wardrobe.  Luckily I was able to score some linen blend navy plaid fabric from Fulton Fabric.  Unfortunately, the fabric was not suitable for winter and kindly waited for spring.  






In come New Look 6351 pant pattern.  I used my loft rtw pants to gauge fit and the only adjustments I made was raise the crotch length and remove 1/8" from the waist to just below the hip.  The first go round was a breeze and was totally stoked and marveled at how well the pants held up to a 12 hr day.  Another remake was mandatory.

The second time around wasn't as fast, due to the plaid matching and lining.  I cut each piece single cut ... tedious.. but so worth it.

I really like the side seam pockets, which is a large square, folded in half and sewed each raw end to the front and back edges of the pant.  The pattern also offer back pockets that I omitted from this garment.





Once all the seams were serged, I constructed the lining with a stretch silk and basted to the waist line of the pant.




The waist band was interfaced on both sides and attached to the waist.  Folded to the inside and serged the waist band to the pant waist leaving small openings at each side seam.  Inserted the 1" non-roll elastic to just the back.  Tried on wrong side out and adjusted the elastic until I received desired fit at the back.






Secured the elastic with a vertical stitch and proceeded with stitching down the seam allowance of the waist band.



This pattern is just what I needed, simple and no frills.  I have a collection of tailored pants and just wanted to sew simple and no frills pant.




I paired the pant with a wal.mart navy tank top and a teal s.ears blazer.




Perfect marriage of plaid, jacket and tank, which made my 12 hour day enjoyable.



Until then,
Have a Great Week.

22 comments:

Coco said...

Very nice! I just purchased this pattern, so it is very helpful to have your pics and notes - thanks!

Kyle said...

Nice job on the plaid matching! Looks great.

I love Loft pants too. Their Julie fit fits me well.

Linda said...

I am not a big fan of plaids. Then I see something like what you created and how you use tops and jackets to make the whole thing work together!!!! Really nice. Thanks for the details of how you made the pants. They look great!! I really like this pattern.

Juanita said...

Love, love, love!!!!

Penelope White said...

I just saw this pattern in Hancocks and thought about it...

Styling Me said...

Very nice outfit!

freshlysewn said...

I like this! Are they comfortable? I am always on the lookout for pants that are comfortable at the waist.

Sheila said...

Thank you Kyle. Yes, the loft has great pants... their marisa fits me best.

Sheila said...

Thank you Coco.

Sheila said...

Thank you Linda.

Sheila said...

Thank you Juanita.

Sheila said...

Stop thinking about it and get, if not for the pant, I am sure the other versions would be worth it.

Sheila said...

Thank you Lucy.

Sheila said...

Thanks Freshlysewn. Yes they are comfortable. There is enough ease to pull them on & off.

Faye Lewis said...

Very classy indeed!

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye. I Just made another pair using a stretch denim. Hoping to sew another pair in a floral print. Just need to find the right print.

Anonymous said...

Sheila - great outfit! I had a couple of questions if you wouldn't mind. I've seen you pair a jacket with a camisole style before. It seems like a good idea for summer but what if you need to take your jacket off? Do you just decide you won't be taking your jacket off at work? The pants look great! Did you include the front tie of is it just an elastic waistband all around? Thanks Susan C

Sheila said...

Thanks Susan C. I wear a strapless bra with my tanks, I very rarely take my jacket off in the office, because it is constantly air conditioned. However, I do take my jacket off when out & about during the summer. I did not include the front tie. Sewed the short raw edges of the waistband together & stitched the long raw side of the waistband onto the right side of the pant. Then folded to the inside & serged making sure to leave an opening (1/2") at each side. Tunneled a 1" non roll elastic through the back only, adjusted to desired fit, secured and final stitched. Hope this was helpful.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I really love this outfit! These pants are awesome and I'm sure we'll be seeing them again in other fabrications!

Etta Green said...

What a great outfit, the fabric is fab, I really like how you combine everything. You did and awesome job as always!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Wow - just perfectly executed and great color combos!

Sheila said...

Thank you Ladies.

@ Carolyn, I just washed fabric for another pair and thought of you. I am using the silk fabric I purchased @ Metro Textile when we met a few years ago for the lining.