13 July 2007

Simplicity 3887 & McCall's 2101

Pattern: Simplicity 3887 & McCall's 2101

: S3887 comes in sizes 8 to 24 - I made size 8. M2101 comes in sizes XS to XL (4-22) - I made XS.

: Rust plaid seersucker for the top and rust linen/cotton blend for the cropped pant. Both fabrics are from Fabricland.

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Comments:I have made the pants before and when I'm looking for a quick, comfortable, easy pair of pants, this is the pattern I usually use. This pattern does not produce the most fashion forward result, but when I'm in a hurry and need a fast fix, this is a great pattern. I tend to only make these pants if I know I'll be wearing a top out to cover the elastic waistband. A word of caution - this pattern runs large in my opinion. I usually use an 8 for my pants, but the XS (4-6) was roomy enough for me.

This is the first time I made the top and I chose view C. It went together very quickly and the result is quite nice looking. My only alteration is to cut 3" off the bottom, as the top fell at a bad spot on my hip. Although I am fairly long waisted for my height, this top was too long as is. I am pleased with the length now. I would not wear this top without the belt - it looks too much like maternity wear otherwise

Conclusion: All in all, this was a quick and easy outfit. I am behind in my sewing and I am in dire need of some summer clothes. I was able to complete both pieces (from layout to cutting to sewing and finishing) in about 6 hours. This will be a nice, cool addition to my summer wardrobe. I will certainly make both pieces again.


Lisette M said...

I couldn't decide whether to get this shirt pattern, but yours looks great so I will have to get it during the next sale. Nice outfit!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Yeah, Shannon is sewing, Shannon is sewing! Yippee! I wish I had a little man jumping around to insert...but anyhoo, this is a great summer outfit. So what's up next!?

Vicki said...

Very nice outfit. Love the checks in the top.

Summerset said...

That plaid is great! Love the top.

Linda said...

That plaid top is adorable. I have some yellow plaid in my stash that has been aging for years. It'll be perfect in this style. I hope you don't mind if I shamelessly copy this.

Tany said...

Love it! What a nice outfit!