Thursday, May 30, 2013

OOTD: DIY Pants + Pattern Review Butterick 5895

Hi Darlings!

So....remember when I made my Black & White Floral Riding Jacket worn HERE? well I had just over a yard of that amazing fabric left and so I decided to put it to good use and make some pants from a pattern I had been meaning to try anyway... Butterick 5895
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, tapered jeans (rolled-up, wrong side shows) have waistband, side front pockets, stitched hems, and back zipper.

Fabric Used: Floral Textured Knit found HERE and make sure to use the code "MIMIMAY10"

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

Were the instructions easy to follow? The pattern instructions are well written and pretty basic when it comes to construction, I did not use them but I did read them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well I love a high waist pant and and when I saw Gertie's pattern I knew I was going to give it try but with some changes.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the pockets because I wanted a very flat and smooth front and I didn't think the pockets worked well with this fabric. I also was not planning on wearing them rolled up so I added 2" to the length but now after making them I think I should have added 3-4" to the length because the pattern is intended to be worn above the calf.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I plan to make them in a stretch denim.
F21 Necklace + NY & Co. Leopard Bangle/ MK Watch / Generic Sunnies from a Kiosk
Jessica Simpson Heels (DSW) Love THESE / DIY Pants Fabric and Pattern (above) / Forever 21 Green Top (old) option HERE / Optional Pintucked Ankle Trousers HERE


  1. May I have your shoes, please? :)

  2. Is there anything you can't do?? Now you just showing off. :) And, you serving major bum in these pants. Werk!

  3. Love the length and the way you styled the pants of this pattern you really did this pattern justice with the color combo. You keep us inspired. Keep up the git God has given you.

  4. Wow......awesome........Loving this look

  5. Love them and do mean Butterick cause I have that pattern, so glad you did a review, anytime you review a pattern I always just cut the size you use, makes it so easy to figure out.

    1. LOL, yes I was changing it when I saw your comment...oops, lol

  6. Fantastic fit on those pants! Love the pop of color you wore with them as fresh :)

  7. You are workin that outfit MiMi! The whole outfit is OUTSTANDING!

  8. Mimi girl you really works your fit is always on point. Love the pants.

  9. Adorable outfit! Love the shoes as well!

  10. Lovely Pants. I just "discovered" your blog and spent the last two weeks going through old posts....Whew! I am so inspired and I plan to recreate a lot of the outfits you've posted. I don't work with patterns...learned to sew a different way where I'm from...but I'm seriously considering ordering some patterns as they seem to save a whole lot of time from the look of it.

    And your shoes are making me drool...:D

  11. Work it Mimi!


  12. Fabulous outfit as usual!!! I'm ordering this pattern now. LOL!!Did you put in an invisible zipper in the back?

  13. Luv the set...Very Cute Mimi!

  14. The highlight of my lunch break is reading your blog. I LOVE your style! BTW, I swear I saw your twin at my daughter's chorus concert last night.

  15. Mimi you kill it every time......gurl werk it!! I have the same body type but I am 5ft 11in (don't be mad) and none of my shoes are less than 3 inches - can't walk if they are too flat:-). Anyway made similar alterations and got a result that I love in close fitting pants. Keep serving it definitely have talent.


Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

mimi g.