Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Burda 6458 Top and Simplicity 8701 pants

Simplicity 8701 from Mood Fabrics' twill and Burda 6458 from Style Maker Fabrics' rayon crepe


I finished just in time for #sewfancypants with my Simplicity 8701




These pants are good but not quite great in the fit, some lines in the front below the zipper fly.  If I made these pants again, I will work on the fit.  One thing for sure, these were really pretty quick to make and fun to sew.

Simplicity 8701 from Mood Fabrics' twill and Burda 6458 from Style Maker Fabrics' rayon crepe


I used a Mood Fabrics' Stretch Twill  (which is this one or maybe this  twill ) I ordered them I the same time and really can't tell colors between my fabric and the monitor.  Thought it would be best if I gave both choices.


I did a decorative stitch on the pockets to add a bit of fun and interest.  Can you tell my thread is a bit darker for the waistband and beltloops?  I ran out of thread and I was sewing on these the week I had 2 of my grandkids.  I just didn't want to load up and go to Joann's 45 minutes away to get thread, so I made it work.  It is a design detail!
Simplciity 8701 pocket detail


Simplicity 8701 pocket details


The pants do fit good in the back and are pretty highwaisted.  One thing to note, I really narrowed the legs, they are a wide fit at the thighs and I wanted more of a close fit.  To get the fit I wanted, I just kept basting and trying on.

For sizing I went with a 12 at the hips and 14 at the waist, which after basting, went down more like a 12 at the waist.  The back waistband is one piece but would benefit with a two piece waistband.  It just sits away from the waist too much.
Simplicity 8701 from Mood Fabrics' twill and Burda 6458 from Style Maker Fabrics' rayon crepe

I also made the blouse for this outfit, Burda 6458 and my blouse fabric - 
Style Maker Fabrics's Rayon Crepe was the perfect match 

Simplicity 8701 from Mood Fabrics' twill and Burda 6458 from Style Maker Fabrics' rayon crepe

I have made this blouse before, with the sleeve ties and liked the way it looks.  One thing, I have cut off the ties, they just didn't really work, flopping all around and hanging out from my coat!  I have worn the blouse more without the ties.  Let me tell you long ties at your wrist and eating are not a good combination!


This time I lengthened the sleeve and added a flare, put in a casing and slipped in some elastic.  The fabric looks almost the same front and back, so this look works nicely.

Burda 6458 sleeves with elastic casing


Let's talk neckline, I did lower the front neckline but need to work a bit at the shoulder seam neckline.  It is just a bit too wide there, sometimes slipping down and  showing the bra straps.

Overall, I am pleased with this outfit, it is the first time I think I have made pants and blouse together and that was really fun.

Simplicity 8701 from Mood Fabrics' twill and Burda 6458 from Style Maker Fabrics' rayon crepe

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit Lori! It looks so pretty on you.

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  2. This is such a great outfit Lori! The pants fit looks amazing and I love the style of your blouse.

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    1. Thanks, Dianne, I really like the blouse. The pants need some more tweaking but not too bad for first time.

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  3. They both look amazing!

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  4. These both look great on you! How do you get your waistband so flat and crisp? I feel like mine get creases at the edge of the seam allowance even before I put them on.

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    1. I put a strip about 1/4" think of firm interfacing at the top of the waistband. Approximately where the seam will be sewn, sewing through the middle of the seam allowance. This is in addition to the regular interfacing for the waistband.

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