DIY, sewing

The Animal Print Statement Pants – S8655 MimiG Style

Happy Sunday Guys,

I just made my first pair of skinny pants using Simplicity 8655 and I am soooooo pumped over them. Before now, I have NEVER been able to successfully wear this style of pant in RTW (Ready To Wear) because of the size of my thighs and bottom.

This pattern is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G for my fuller thighs and bottom.

These pants were made using a brown animal print cotton stretch sateen that I got from Minervadot.Com. (Did I tell you guys? – I am now a member of their Blogger team! 😁) These pants will be featured on their site at the beginning of 2020.

This was my first time working with this fabric type and I absolutely loved it. It’s easy to sew and easy to wear.

They Passed My Squat Test😁

Sewing/ Pattern Modifications

Sizing – After previously sewing up the flares in a size 16, I decided to go with a size 14 for these. I sewed them with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Short Waist Adjustment – For these I lowered the waist by 2 inches so the top of these hit right at my belly button. ( click here to see how I did this when I made my last pair of pants using Simplicity 8655)

Length – I wanted my pants to end right below my ankle so I added two inches to the bottom of each leg.

Final Thoughts On Fit – Usually I have issues with fitting my bottom but this pattern fits pretty good right out of the envelope with no modifications. To get an even better fit the next time I make them, I will raise the back crotch curve just a little.

How I Styled It

I kept the styling simple. Here’s what I added:

  • A black turtleneck ( refashioned from a dress that I previously made using M6886)
  • A black thrifted Pea coat.
  • A pair of black Nine West heeled booties.
  • Gold Toned Accessories – Matching statement earring & necklace set, coordinating sunglasses.

Conclusion

I love the fit of these skinny pants so much. This pattern will definitely be a go-to for me when I need this style pant.

Next week I’ll be sharing a second piece that I made using this same print. In the meantime, I’ll be working on a dress to wear for a couples photo shoot to commemorate my upcoming 25th wedding anniversary.

Until next time ………..




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