Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY Track Pants & Crop Top + Pattern Review V8909



Hi Darlings!

I am so pumped today (maybe I had too much coffee) but either way I am just feeling excited and blessed and ready to take on the world, lol!

Let's Talk OOTD: The pants pattern is V8909 View B. This pattern is FANTASTIC! It has just the right amount of ease, the fit is great and the style is just what I was looking for. I also really love the fact that I can wear these dressed up or down. I have reviewed the pants pattern below for you and plan to make them in leather soon. The top is self drafted because I couldn't find a pattern that I could easily manipulate, so it just seemed easier to make it from scratch. The top is a high/low crop which is also going to be a future tutorial.
For custom orders on the crop top EMAIL ME

Pattern: Pants Pattern V8908 View B

Fabric Used: I used a stable double knit which I think is perfect for this pattern. There are many great colors HERE and use the coupon dolls "MIMI10"

Pattern Sizing: I cut the small

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the pants come together rather quickly. The only think that takes a little time if you are new to sewing is making the stitching lines for the elastic casing and maybe the buttonholes for the drawstring.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked everything. I was a little suspect because sometimes these patterns look like they will look good but are drafted really big or without style details but this one is a winner for me and will stay in rotation.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not do the buttonholes for the drawstring because I knew I wanted a flat front so I just folded over, created the casing and inserted my elastics.

Would you sew it again? Yes. I plan to make them in leather and sequin ;-)

Would you recommend it to others? Most certainly!


DIY Pants (similar) HERE, HERE or HERE / Crop Top (similar) HERE, HERE or HERE / Zara Shoes HERE 







41 comments:

  1. Gurlllllll!!! You did that!!!!!! Love this Mimi... See this is why we go out and buy all the them patterns... Love it as always :)

    Sewing Short/Creeashuns

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  2. I really can't stand you.....LOL LOL LOL LOL
    SEXY SEXY SEXY!!!! I have got to make this. Getting too cold in Tennessee for the top.

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  3. Love this!! You look fabulous! Would love to make something similar, but I don't know, if it would look good on me (I'm 5'9,75).

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    1. Rock it! and you are tall makes it better, I am only 5'4"

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  4. Curious - how tall are you? It seem like we are the same height and at least I can envision the look on me. Thanks.

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  5. Fantastic!! This outfit can go anywhere...and those shoes kick a$$!!!

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  6. Mimi darling you absolutely did that! This look is everything, as usual. I'm definitely going to try this pattern. Can't wait to see the leather and sequin ones! I'm going to put my fear aside and sew something.

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  7. This looks awesome! Love those pants! Thanks for sharing

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  8. When I read that you plan to make them in sequin fabric, my head almost exploded from the excitement! Giiiiirl, I can't wait to see them.

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  9. Thanks! Your reviews are so helpful. I overlooked this in the Vogue pattern book even though I have been looking for a dressier style elastic pant I can throw on on casual Fridays! The really great thing about this pattern is that it can be made in stable knits AND lightweight wovens so no need to have to hunt down special knits. Winner for sure and you look lovely.

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  10. Love, love, love this outfit! The shoes are hot! You rock!

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  11. hot hot hot and 1000 times hot!! Holy smokes!

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  12. This is a great, sophisticated look! I think I have no vision at all, LOL, because I am not inspired by the pattern's cover at all. Your shoes are gorgeous as well!

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  13. lol Creeashuns Cree is sooooo right. I have bought a ton of patterns because of you Mimi! This outfit is great. Can't wait for the tutorials and I have added the pants to my list of must haves. Especially can't wait to see them in leather and sequins. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. MiMi I love I can not wait to make this I will have my first sewing machine next week yaaaa

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  15. Love it! I plan to try this with a tuxedo stripe down the sides.

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  16. Can this be one of our sew a longs? In leather and sequins? I definitely want a pair of each. I can also see them in a nice plaid as well ( on a plaid kick right now). I'm on my later today to Jomar's fabric sale to see if I can find me some sequins or something cute to make these track pants! Waiting for the shirt tutorial!!!

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  17. Mimi I love them! And I am super excited that you are going to make them in leather! I've wanted leather joggers for the winter but I don't want to pay $400 for them. Do you purchase your leather locally or online? And PLEASE post when you're done because I have no idea how to sew leather. Love everything you do!

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  18. Sweetheart you are rocking it!

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  19. Mimi! Love them. I think I might need to make some. I've been eying harem pants but these would be a similar idea and more flattering. I was wondering if you have your measurements posted somewhere... so we could see where you fit in on the suggested size on a pattern but what you actually cut to achieve the look you get... for more of those bodycon numbers. I keep cutting sizes that are too big for me and having to take out a lot from my side seams...

    Also I love the idea of leather pants like this but I hardly eat meat and have a hard time justifying leather... do you ever see good faux options? or is that wishful thinking?

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  20. Mimi, oh Mimi! You are talented! Cuteeee!

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  21. You truly rocked that! I'm definitely going to try it. I've got the haircut I just need to get the shoes...LOL

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.