Replica - Simplicity 3686

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

These pants bit the dust earlier this year. Made all the way back in 2012 they were completely worn out and looked pretty sad.  Going back through my archives to find the original post I was surprised to see how often I chose to wear these pants when I wanted to share a newly sewn top.  Truly a sign of a well loved make.

I've lost count of the number of times I've used Simplicity 3686 - it's my go to pattern for pants and shorts.  With more experience under my belt I can see that the fit at the back of these pants needs work, but that's a challenge for another day.  This time around I cropped the hems just a little bit more and added stay tape to the waistband so it didn't grow when worn. 

I used a stretch drill from Spotlight again and the photos above and below demonstrate how much the fabric relaxes with wear.  The shot above is from my original post on the first day I wore them.  In the photo below I'm wearing them for the second time in a week (don't judge!).  It's a big difference (and an awful photo!) but thankfully they snap back into shape after being washed.

I've been fairly productive recently so I'll be back later in the week to show off some things I've made for Paige.


katherine h said...

Great pants! I really like the pocket flaps at the back.

Sarah Liz said...

They are nice pants - and I like your honest day 2 photo - that's really how most of us look much of the time (well, me anyway - who washes and irons a pair of pants after only a few hours wear??)

Emma said...

For me the fit looks fantastic, I would be very happy if I could make a pair of pants that look and fit as good as these! Great work!