I love a nautical style outfit, preferably when it's chic and not kitschy. No one should want to walk around looking like a box of Cracker Jack.
Nautical and maritime styles are so cyclical in fashion that I would consider them classics instead of trends. That's why I picked this navy and white stripe fabric for my second version of Vogue 9151.
I've worn my black version of this top too many times to count since I made it. I knew it was time for another one. I use my same View C in a size medium that I'd previously cut and sewed straight out of the envelope.
And just like before, I knew that this one would also benefit from eyelets and lacing.
And what's a nautical outfit without a great pair of sailor pants. The new Simplicity 8058 is the perfect pattern to suit my needs.
I cut the size 14 and used a navy blue ponte from Hancock Fabrics.
I added around 6 or 7 inches to the length. I needed to create a 37" inseam.
I really don't like back zips on pants, but I allowed this one. I used a metal zipper of course. I would never trust an invisible zipper in the back of pants. And I used a 2" hem because I feel wide-leg and flared leg pants hang better with deepr hems.
This is a very fitted pants pattern. If you plan to make these, you'll want to keep that in mind. They are very similar to Simplicity 1283. The pattern says that they have 1/2" of ease. I'm going to say that the ease is negative. And also, do note that these pants are sized for stretch knits only.