Sunday, August 9, 2009

Simplicity 5062- Pattern Review

Here is garment number one for the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review. The copyright on this pattern is 2004 and I'm assuming it has been sitting in my stash since then.

It is difficult for me to buy a pair of capris ready made because my legs are so short. They end up looking like high water pants on me. So of course I had to make a pair that would work for me.

I used a light blue stretch sateen from Joann Fabrics. This fabric has also been sitting in my stash. I cannot recall what I paid for it but I'm assuming it was about $15. Then I purchased jean buttons to go on the cargo pockets. And a zipper for the fly.

I love the cargo look of these capris. The pockets and drawstring hem is fun. I did quite a bit of top stitching. For the side seam, I did a faux flat fell seam to give it a jeans look. If your machine comes with the stitch, use a triple straight stitch for the top stitching. It creates the look of heavy top stitching thread.

I shortened the length by about 3 inches. And I'm happy with the results- I think I avoided the high water pants look!

I know that camouflage is probably so last season but I always wanted a pair of camouflage capris. So I will probably use this pattern to make another pair in camouflage.



  1. What great casual pants for summer. I'm planning my summer wardrobe at the moment and Simplicity patterns are on sale so I might go for this on. I love the yoga pant style on the same pattern too.