Friday, February 22, 2013

#DIY Perfect Pants & Peplum + Pattern Review + GIVEAWAY!

Video is fixed now and not private.

Hi Darlings!

I always get so excited when I pull out a pattern, cut it out, sew it up and it fits! that rarely ever happens and it happens even less with pants! pants patterns are probably the most difficult thing to make not because it is hard to put together because actually pants are relatively easy to construct but fitting them is an entirely different beast.

Needless to say that when I find a pants pattern that fits without any major adjustments it becomes a TNT (Tried and True) pattern for me and this pattern is just that! The video review below has my thoughts on the pattern and the slight adjustment I made.

Now I am so excited about these pants that Simplicity has been generous enough to give me TWO ADDITIONAL PATTERNS TO GIVEAWAY!

Simplicity.com - Tools for Creativity


I will select TWO WINNERS on Sunday so check back then. All you have to do for a chance to win this fantastic pattern is to leave a comment here on the blog and "LIKE"or leave a comment on Simplicity's Facebook Wall


#DIY Pants NL 6189 (similar) HERE / #DIY Peplum Top reviewed HERE  (similar) HERE / 
Wild Pair Lindsay Wip Heels (old)

  Fabric: I used a wonderful black wool crepe found HERE but these would be great in THIS denim or in THIS amazing printed silk twill *swoon* / Interfacing: I know you have heard me say it but interfacing is just as important and will ruin your project if you don't choose properly. HERE is the interfacing I used for the waistband it was perfect!




97 comments:

  1. I love those pants. They remind me of JCrew Cafe Capris. I "Liked" Simplicity on Facebook.

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    1. Yes! That is another reason I love them so much, lol I have this Kelly Green wool that is about to get turned into NL 6189 ;-)

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  2. I am in love with all of your projects and your dedication to your craft. You are a true inspiration and I hope to be as good as you one day. Thx and keep up the excellent work

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  3. as always Mimi, this diy looks amazing... looking forward to winning!!! :)

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  4. I can't wait to sew this top, it's so cute especially with the skirt! Thanks for sharing and teaching!

    Alita M.

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  5. Love the outfit. Video is set to private, so we can't hear your review.

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  6. HI Mimi. I would love a chance to win the pattern, and as always you look fab! Dawn

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  7. Hello, Mimi. I want to say that following your blog has inspired me to getting back into sewing. Just last night I was at Joanne's Fabric picking up some patterns, for dresses and shirts and fabric. I also looked through the book for pants, but like you said they can be a little difficult, and I didn't know which ones would be easier, so I didn't buy a pants pattern at all.

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    1. well good luck on winning this one and thanks!!

      xo

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  8. Looks Good! I'm about 5'4" and love ankle pants, some would say to stay away because they shorten your legs, but with high heels, its a go.
    I have some printed stretch denim fabric that would look great too! Love the top as well.

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    1. These are perfect with heels ;-)

      Thanks!

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  9. Great pants!!! Can't wait to see the tutorial on this!!!! They are going to be great summer pants, capri, or short!

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  10. I've taken up drafting my own pants since nothing fits me off the rack our out of the envelope but I would still love to try these

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    1. I usually draft mine but sometimes it is nice to have some already to go, lol

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  11. Mimi you have done it again. I love this look! U trully have a true talent. Sewing will now be my new hobby. Love it!

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  12. I'd love to win the pattern! I'm slowly getting into sewing. :-)

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  13. I want to try both the pants and the top! Just brought back a boatload of fabric from NYC!

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  14. Awesome as always Mimi...love how you just keep it real :)You just make me so excited to try every pattern you review and I hope one day i could be as bombing as you are at this..keep up the good work....:)

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  15. I've always had a fear of making pants, but I think I can give these a shot. Cute look!

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  16. Pick me, pick me!!! On a serious note, you are awesome and talented, I can't stress it enough. You're my inspiration to pursue my career in design, fyi: I love your tutorials!!!

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  17. I'm hoping I win, even though I probably don't need another new pattern! I just blogged yesterday about my system for organizing and storing patterns. However, I wouldn't mind adding another! By the way, the outfit is too cute. :)

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    1. I really dont need any more patterns, I think I own them all #truestory

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  18. Love the pants. i think they would suit me as they have a front and simple front. Look pretty easy to sew too! Susan

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  19. Hi Mimi!! Love your blog! I hope I win the pattern.

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  20. Hi Mimi love your blog and the pants look cute! I hope I win the pattern..

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  21. Hi! You always look so fashion, I really like this blog. I hope can win, but if not thanks anyway for all your work here. Have a nice weekend

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  22. Love your style I love the pants and want to make them ques do we use our waist measurements for the correct pattern to get if I'm not lucky to win the pattern i love your style of teaching I cant wait for the 3 sewing class please let me know what measurement i need to use for this pattern and thanks

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    1. You would choose this pants pattern based on your HIP Measurement ;-)
      the waist is any easy adjustment if you need to alter it a bit.

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    2. Mimi thank you soooooooooo!!!! much you are so awesome at what you do

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  23. I have the same problem as you when it comes to body shape (small waist and a larger bum LOL) I hope to sew these pants and not have to make as much adjustment as some of the other patterns. You rocked it girl, of course you always do :)

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  24. Very very NICE! You do awesome work!

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  25. Mimi, those pants are SO SO HOT! I love the way they look. If I win, I'll make up those pants right away and wear them to work :) I like that they need very little alteration (well, I may need to do some anyway) - I've been intimidated working on pants.

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  26. I like this pattern, I hope I win! I have liked simplicity too. Precious Grant

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  27. Inspiring tutorial and great looking pants. Complete outfit was very cool!

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  28. Thanks Mimi, I bought that same pattern a month ago and I also bought NL6184 which I just cut out I will be trying my hand at View A and E. But because of your review those pants will definitely be my next project - we almost have the same body shape ( I have a biggg bum and large hips and thighs as well as big calves) and I have tried my hand at a pants pattern before but that was a big fail so I get intimidated and do try. When I saw the NL6189 I liked it but was still intimidated and because of your review I am not afraid to try, thank you for sharing.

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  29. Hi Mimi, I love this post. I've never attempted to sew pants. I'm still working on sewing a straight line. LOL! Thanks for being sew inspirational.

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  30. These pants look very nice on you. I would love to learn how to sew pants since that's what I wear majority of the time. Great review, Mimi!

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  31. I'd love to win this pattern, like I mentioned before this is one of my faves!! You rock Mimi!

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  32. I love these pants. I bought the J Crew version but they are poorly made. They are too thin to wear in the winter although they are made of wool. Can you point me in the direction of figuring out how to choose the right interface for particular fabrics? Thanks in Advance

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  33. Hello Mimi.:)
    Those pants fit very well on you. I see why you was so amazed at the ease and fit of making these pants. I would love to WIN (NL6189).

    Have a great weekend!

    Sincerely,
    Chloe Collins (lamotoguzzi@yahoo.com)

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  34. oh wow Im going to buy this pattern and with the review on it makes me believe I can do it. so thank you for the review I feel Im going to be sewing alot .together with your videos and explanations Im confident

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  35. I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and now I'm obsessed. I've always wanted to learn how to sew you've inspired me to go for it. Thanks

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  36. everything u make and wear looks great on you!

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  37. I am new to sewing, one day I am hoping I will be able to sew myself a great pair of pants! Thank you for the contest :)

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  38. I just bought a grey short sleeved peplum top and these pants are everything.I am hoping to step up my sewing game and work my way up to pants (I still have a hard time reading patterns).

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  39. U made me believe that I can learn to sew and it not look homemade. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cute pants pattern

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  40. Hello Ms. Mimi, the pants look great on you...I love the top too..glad you're feeling better (brazilnut brazil fbook)

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  41. Looking forward to making these! As always your the bestest Mimi!!

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  42. I'm not allowing myself to buy any patterns as of late (unless they are truly something that I love and can see myself wearing). NL6189 was one of the small number I actually got excited about when going through all of the new releases. I'd love to win this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the review.

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  43. This is why I want to sew : FIT! I look forward to anything you share on getting the best fit with pants. I'd love to try this pattern throughout spring/summer. I liked the Simplicity page as well. I've wanted to sew for some time and I've learned I can read the pattern, but its those little tips and tricks that come from experience that make all the difference. Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Don't sleep on New Look patterns. I'm a die hard New looker! My fingers are crossed for this bad boy!

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  45. This is a great look. Watching your tutorials has really gotten me excited about learning to sew. I searched the internet for sites and I can truly say this is the first that I look at everyday to see what you've created. Thank you.

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  46. LOVE LOVE LOVE! These pants are HAWT! I would love to try and make these. I'm still newbie, but have started collected patterns of the things I want to make. It pushes me to keep sewing new things. I'm working on skirt right now. I would love to win this pattern.

    Oh yeah did I say that I LOVE these pants! Thanks Mimi for your generosity.

    Aisha

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  47. Love, love these pants! They would be perfect for the spring. I have never made pants, but down to give it a try!

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  48. I came across one of our creations on Pinterest and ever since then I have been following you. You have inspired me so much that I am pulling out the sewing machine my bought me years ago and becoming a beginner sewer at 35. I have yet to make my first creation (which is going to be your pencil skirt) but when I do I will tag you on Instagram. Thank you for the inspiration.

    I would love to win my first pattern!
    Allison H. From Texas

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  49. Thanks for the great rewiew on the pants pattern, how great is that you have a great fitting pants ! maybe a tnt patten?

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  50. I ran across one of your creations on Pinterest and I have been truly inspired to start sewing at the age of 35. I have a sewing machine that has been collecting dust for about 10 years that I am now happy to begin using. When I make my first creation (your DIY Pencil Skirt) I will make sure to tag you on Instagram. Thank you for the inspiration.

    I would love to win my first pattern from you!

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  51. I love seeing your stuff on Pattern Review, you have such great style! I love this outfit on you. Awesome that these pants fit in one go!

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  52. I like this and look forward to winning!

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  53. Love the look! You did a great job! Like Simplicity on Facebook. Thanks for sharing!!

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  54. Wow! You have indeed done it again. Peplums are what's trending now in the stores(dress/tops). I really love the pants and can truly understand what you mean about making a perfect pair of pants because of our "unique shape". Have you thought about doing a pants tutorial? If you have one, where can we find it? Once again, great job! I did "like" Simplicity on Facebook. Hope I win..
    Sew enthused,
    Trena B. (trenab33@bellsouth.net)

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  55. I like this outfit. I cannot wait to make it. My daughter is the aspiring fashion designer but I cant wait to sew this with her. You are awesome. I don't do Facebook so I will have to comment here. Awaiting to see what is next.
    YOU ROCK!

    Jewel and Jurni

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  56. I love these pants. I can't wait to wear them in the spring. Thank you so much for your tutorials and your guidance. You make me feel like I will be a seamstress in no time. :-)

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  57. Hi Mimi, I just discovered your blog and YouTube Channel. You have inspired me to start sewing after stopping many years ago over frustration. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and I'm following the class you're doing on pattern sewing. Thanks so much!!!

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  58. Can't wait until you start holding your own seminars... I'll be on the front row!!!

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  59. I recently came acros your YouTube channel and love your tutorikals. I am new to sewing and find your tutorials easy to understand. I look forward to following your online video class for beginners and can't wait to get started. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  60. I've been thinking about making some pants (real pants with a zipper as opposed to the elastic waist). I have issues with fitting the pattern correctly. But practice makes perfect. Please continue to inspire us!

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  61. Love the pants...they are truly amazing live uour blog...I liked the Simplicity FB page under Nina Banks!!

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  62. Please Help....I'm a size 16 I have cut patterns on the 16 and tried 18 and nothing fits. Please tell me what i'm doing wrong. I have wasted a lot of fabric. HELP ME MIMI

    Thanks

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  63. Your opinions are quite interesting, I enjoy reading what you write. Hope to hear more from you. You have been Subscribed.
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  64. wow they look great and i want to try and make some pants especially for the summer coming up i have a trip to go to and these pants would be just right so hopefully i win and i will post pictures of how they look.

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  65. Stephanie GarciaMarch 1, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    I love! Everything you make! I haven't sewn in a while but you have got me wanting to get fabric and get my machine out! Looove your blog:)

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  66. Your creations are just incredible...Keep at what you do best. ;-)

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xoxo
mimi g.