Miss Bossy Patterns Made Me Make the Amazing Fit Pants!
It was about a month ago that I chose 4 patterns from my stash for Miss Bossy Patterns to pick from. I picked pants because I needed some pants. From these 4 Miss Bossy Patterns picked Simplicity 1696-Amazing Fit pants.
I used a navy linen from my stash. I love linen when it is warm or hot. Since I live near Sacramento, California where it is HOT during summer; I love the light and airy feel of linen. As a pant, I can wear them when shorts or a skirt aren’t appropriate. Of course, my husband isn’t so sure about the wrinkles.
The Amazing Fit pattern lived up to its name. It was easy for me to get a fit that I was happy with and without a lot of frustration. I would recommend this to all who want a slim pant that fits.
A few little warnings, I would recommend changing the order of sewing the front crotch and the front pockets. I also increased the amount of the overlap on the front fly. I actually ripped out the fly the way they had me do it twice before doing it my way.
I decided to have a little fun on the inside. I made my pockets in red. Hey, no one knows but me! Oh, I also edged the the waistband facing with the same red. Oh, and one more thing. I used those fancy built in stitches that never get used to understitch the waistband facing…with red thread!
With the fun inside (oh the puns that I could make!), and the Amazing Fit, I love my newest pants. I think I’ll be able to handle our early spring wearing these while I frantically sew up a summer wardrobe to go with my new linen slim pants.