Monday, February 22, 2016

February Outfit - Simplicity Pants and Top

Hi everyone,
Finally I finished my pants and decided to sew a top to wear with it. Both patterns are from Simplicity, Misses pants 6231 size 36 and New Look 6225 size 34 with my own modification.
The top has round neck and raglan sleeve and the pants has side zipper, front and back darts with 3 cm waistband.

Pattern and adjustment:
Top : New Look 6225 B size 34 with adjustment based on my first top but this time I skip the dart and lengthen the sleeve until my wrist.
Pants : Simplicity Misses Pants 6231 size 36 with adjustment based on my muslin.
  • Make smaller waistband, 3 cm wide.
  • Shorten the crotch depth in both front and back pieces 3 cm.
  • Reduced the length at the knee area 8 cm in both front and back pieces.
  • Reduced the sides 2 cm, I think in this case I should size down the pattern to 34.
  • Added front darts, 9 cm from center front, 1.5 wide with 12 cm long.
  • Finished with hem allowance 3 cm.

2 yards of woven fabric in deep green colour for the pants, 1.5 yards of knit cotton in green colour for the top, invisible zipper, fusible interfacing and threads

The sewing process of the pants was taking its time, it started with the muslin and fitting as I mentioned the detail above. Then I stop sewing during Chinese New Year Holidays, only after my son back to school I started sewing again.
Carefully I cut the fashion fabric and started sewing the darts and attached the front and back pieces together, sew the inner legs.
Then sew the crotch line started from front side to the back.
Sew both sides and leave the left area unsew for attach the zipper.
I fused the fusible interfacing to the waistband pieces, sew them together and attached waistband to the pants.
Sew the invisible zipper and sew the hem. Done!

And the sewing process of the top was easy and fast because this top is my fourth version of New Look 6225. As I made long sleeves based on pattern view B (two pieces pattern for the sleeve - front and back), I have to reduce the shoulder and upper sleeve 2.5 cm until down to the upper wrist. 
And reduced bottom sleeve at the wrist 4 cm, shape up to the armhole to get the right proportion. Finished with 1.5 cm sleeve allowance, sewing with twin needle.
For the neckband, I sew the band from same fabric 3 cm wide x 56 cm long to the neckline right sides together. Then folded to the wrong side of the neckline and top-stitched around.
And sew 2 cm hem allowance with twin needle. Done!

Here are the pictures of the finished outfit,

I am posting this outfit for Magam Freaky Fearful February, MAGAM Facebook group
Happy Sewing!



  1. Hana, your work always looks so neat and professional. That is such a lovely outfit!

  2. Great outfit! Both items fit you very well and you look very classy in them! Well done!

  3. Dear Hana!
    This is a very nice outfit! You really look very beautiful.
    LG Carolin

  4. What a lovely outfit Hana. Very classy. And such a great fit on the trousers so your hard work has paid off.

    1. Thank you Dawn. I am ready for another pants, going for Burda pattern :)

  5. Beautiful outfit.. They fit you so well, you did a good job on the muslin fitting.. Happy sewing.

    1. Thank you Judy. Muslin is always the best way for fitting. Happy sewing! :)

  6. What a lovely smart-casual outfit. You have done a very good job with the pants - they look great - and the style suits you as well.

    1. Thank you Sarah Liz for a lovely compliment. I need to sew more basic wear, pants and tops are my future projects :)

  7. You have mastered a beautiful fit with those pants Hana. The whole outfit looks lovely.

    1. Thank you Jean. Finally made a pants that I will wear for everyday run :)

  8. This is a very pretty and wearable outfit, Hana! So well fitted pants :)

  9. This is such a versatile and elegant outfit. And as usual, the fit on you is perfect!

  10. Gorgeous casual/elegant outfit! So nice! You made the pants sound easy, in spite of all the modifications you did. They look perfectly fitted! The top is elegantly simple and complements the pants. :)