Simplicity 3796 - Silk Drawstring Pants

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Project Details:


Pattern Sizing: 8-24. I cut the 16.

Fabric: Brown Silk Crepe

I made these pants a couple of months ago and I'm just now getting around to writing a review. They were really quick to cut out and sew. I added around 5" because I like my pants LONG! And I made a 1" hem.


The instructions only suggesting adding some sort of drawstring... I used a thin grosgrain ribbon with beads on the ends. I wish I'd also added elastic. I've noticed the pants "growing" as I wear them and I have to keep on re-tying them tighter.

Here is a closeup of the front. I really like the pockets. Or maybe I should say I really like the way the pockets "look". And the silk crepe is like wearing PJs all day!

Here is the back. Notice that they have a yoke that creates a 'V' at the center back like jeans.

This is a great pattern and perfect for a quick pair of pants that I highly recommend.

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19 comments

  1. Just lovely. Silk draw string pants are high on my spring/summer sewing agenda. Must get through the Australian winter first.

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  2. They look fabulous and I can just imagine how comfy they must be.

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  3. I love the addition of the beads to the end of your ties.

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  4. Silk pants sound so luxurious but comfortable that I might have to try some. Yours look gorgeous, I really like the beads on the tie too, nice detail.

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  5. Beautiful silk pants, great idea with the beads on the end of the drawstring.

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  6. Great pants--nice fabric and color!

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  7. Love these pants. I am going to try this project!

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  8. Your pants look beautiful. That fabric was a perfect choice, and they look like they fit perfectly. If the "growing" bothers you, you could easliy change your ribbon drawstring to a elasticated ribbon drawstring. Simply add an elastic middle with ribbon on either end. I usually cut the elastic about 1 inch shorter than the back of the garment. I've never done this with elastic less than 3/8 inch wide, but it isn't necessary to match the width of the elastic to the ribon witdth.
    I love the beads on the end of the ribbon...will try that on my next drawstring!

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  9. These look wonderful! A definite must-have for a summer wardrobe.

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  10. Great pair of pants looks good on you.

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  11. The pants look quite comfortable. I made the skirt from this pattern. It has the same back yoke; I found it easy to sew and looks good.

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  12. Cute pants...and I love silk crepe!

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  13. Great pants. Perfect for summer.

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  14. I love your pants, and nice bead detail

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  15. A back yoke - great way to improve the fit! These are gorgeous. Simple and elegant.

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  16. I've made the skirt and the shorts from this pattern, both out of some nice floppy black linen. VERY comfy, though I too have had a problem with garment growth. I haven't done the pockets yet but I like the way they look on yours, so I think I might have to do some pants also!

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  17. Great pants..love the fabric!

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  18. Your effort certainly paid off. The whole outfit looks sleek and expensive. And wearing your hair that way-- chic.

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