Tuesday, May 19, 2015

M6515 Me-Made-May '15 (#5 of 10)

Hey Y'all

One thing I'm loving right now is the wide leg, loose fitting easy make, easy wear type of pant. I love them whether they have an elastic waist or if they have a waistband and zipper (although my invisible zipper installation still leaves a bit to be desired). I still cant figure out why my invisible zipper does not turn out "invisible" but I'm gonna continue to work on it.    

Pattern Description: Pants have contour waistband, side zipper, narrow hem and various width variations.

Pattern Sizing: I made size Large. View C

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were pretty simple to follow along with

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that this pattern only had 4 pattern pieces (the lessor number of pattern pieces the more likely I am to make, and finish a garment with minimal errors.)  I'm kinda lazy like that.

Fabric Used: A lightweight black and white polka dot poly blend that I have had for a while now.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any alterations. I sewed this straight from the envelope. The next time I make this pattern I will add side pockets ( I really love pockets in pants) and I will lengthen maybe 3 inches or so. I can only wear this pair with flats because they are barely long enough. If I wore these with heels they'd  prob be ankle length and I desire a pant like this to at least graze the top of my shoe.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will be sewing this again. I will be sewing these up again soon I suspect.

Conclusion: I really like these pants. I love how airy and comfortable they are.

I forgot to get pics without the vest, The back of this tank was so cute. I threw the jean vest on top of the tank because I had a early Saturday morning meeting at church and this was a racer back tank with exposed silver zipper . I like to stay moderately modest when I'm in the church building. Even though it was not a Sunday and our church is pretty casual I feel there should still be some discretion (in terms of dressing) used in certain places.   
It was a seriously windy day when I took these pics. Look how the pants are blowing in the wind.

I met for brunch with some girlfriends this day. A few hours later one of them called and said "Hey where did you get those pants? I want to look for some like that!"  
That's a indication these pants were a success! 

Have a Great day..
See y'all later


  1. Really cute pants Natisha! Invisible zippers are great once you get the hang of them. You mentioned that yours sometimes is not "invisible".Make sure to press the zipper flat, and also make sure the needle is sewing in the groove of the zipper,right next to the zipper coil.. I sometimes will baste it in first and then go back and make sure my needle is as far over as possible, but without hitting the zipper coil..Sorry for the long reply,hopes this helps!

  2. Thanks for the advice. I have done another invisible zipper since this post and Honey Chile it was perfect! sadly I didn't get a pic of it but you are right I think my problem was I wasn't sewing close enough to the zipper coils. Thanks for the comment

  3. These are really cute. You can also look at online videos for zipper installation.

  4. Thanks Dorothy DotDot. I have looked at tons of videos but I suppose it just took a bit more practice. I have inserted a couple more invisible zippers since this post and I've think I've got it now.


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