Simplicity 2224 - White Cotton Twill Drawstring Pants

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Project Detail:

Pattern: Simplicity 2224 - View C

Pattern Size: XS(6-8) - XL(22-24). I cut a M(14-16)


Description: Misses' pull on drawstring pants.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? I think they look about as close as possible to an illustration.

Fabric: Stretch Cotton Twill (97% cotton/3% lycra).

Where the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were extremely easy! A beginner could easily sew these pants.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the easiness of the style. I wanted a pair of white pants that looked crisp, but still had a comfort and casualness about them. The problem that I had with this pattern is that it is huge! Even based on the finished measurements and the fact that my fabric has lycra, I cut the 14 instead of my usual 16 I would normally cut in pants. I still had to take the pants in on the front and back seams. I could have cut a 12. So if you decide to make these, you may want to go down a size or TWO!

Pattern alterations or design changes you made: I lengthened them by 5". They were pretty short and I new I would be wearing them with some sort of heeled sandals.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't know if I'll sew these again. I have about 2 more pair of pants I plan to make on this style and I may use this pattern and/or another Simplicity that's similar. Yes, I do recommend as long as you are aware they run large.

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27 comments

  1. These looks great. I am adding this to my pattern wish list. They are perfect for spring/summer.

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  2. Nice. You look so pretty.

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  3. I can't do wait but I can definitely do it in a brown, its something to think about, I love how this whole outfit looks.

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  4. Nice pants...I will say I have a drop two sizes at least in all Simplicity patterns. Any more, I'm going to have to start sewing from the children's line. And I'm a normal-sized woman. Well, for the most part. Really, I'm not a munchkin.

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  5. I really like the pants, they look great on you. I hadn't noticed the pattern before, now I have to get it!

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  6. You look fab! You're churning out a fabulous Spring wardrobe!

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  7. How fun to have to go DOWN 2 sizes! (Even though I know the facts about vanity sizing, it's still hard for me to look at those numbers sometimes.) I like the seaming on these pants. They look comfy without being floppy.

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  8. I've been lurking here for awhile,and I love your site. I'm still a beginning sewist, but a veteran knitter, and just like with knitting, I'll probably keep drooling for awhile more over other peoples' work before tackling doing my own.

    You do great work, and you look great in it!

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  9. What a great pair of summer pants. Love the combo with the black top!

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  10. I come to you and get inspiration. Very nice stuff. Sorry, I do not understand the language.

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  11. Love the summer pants! I was just thinking about doing me a linen pair with the McCalls 6291 and now I'm thinking about these. Nice!!!

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  12. Your pants looks very nice! So great for summertime. :]

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  13. Great pants! I like the center front seam.

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  14. Another pattern I will have to buy!! The pants look great. A fantastic summer outfit.

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  15. Great pants and the extra ease is what I am seeing in the spring collections so very current too. You look terrific.

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  16. Those look great on you...everything looks great on you! :)

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  17. Nice job on the pants. I am now going to think about this pattern.

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  18. You llok so pretty in all the pics!

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  19. Who knew drawstring pants could look so chic!

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  20. I love the pants. Is that a RTW top? It reminds me of V1245. The whole outfit is very nice.

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  21. It is RTW. Thanks!

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  22. Girl, I would have never thought a pair of awesome pants like these could be created using that pattern! Great eye!

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  23. I love the pockets on these pants! I'm going to have to pick up that pattern!

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  24. Great pants!! You look awesome!

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  25. erica i love those pants. and the look very nice on u

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