Simplicity Pattern 8146 Matching outfits for Misses, Child and 18″ Doll

Fabric used: Viscose, cotton lawn

How is the sizing? As with all Simplicity patterns, it runs big but it works for this loose fitting jumpsuit/dress. The pattern comes in sizes XS-XL and child 3-8.

How clear are the instructions? I found them clear, no issues.

Is it worth buying? It’s worth every penny. You are getting 6 patterns in 1. Bargain!

If you are interested in making a jumpsuit and not sure where to start, I could highly recommend this pattern. With its loose fit and simple elasticated waist, you will eliminate the usual fitting issues that come with trousers and jumpsuits in general. The dress is easy too, suitable for a beginner.

I had 2 metres of this black and white viscose and it was enough for 3 jumpsuits, plus matching bias binding..but not enough to pattern match.

The pattern came together really fast, especially the kids and the doll version. You sew the trousers and bodice together and the elastic goes between the seam allowances. There is a button fastening at the back but I don’t think you need it. I never undo my one and I didn’t bother with buttons for Sienna’s outfits.

I made a black and white matching collection for #sewtogetherforsummer challenge in 2019. It’s an Instagram sewing challenge co-hosted by myself and my friends Sarah (@sewsarahsmith) and Suzy (@sewing_in_spain).

Sienna did really well out of this pattern – I made 3 jumpsuits and 3 dresses for her. I highly recommend this pattern, easy peasy!

Monika x

Camping in Forest of Dean, I look so glam by the bin bags
First day in Ibiza
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Montauk Trousers by Liesl and Co Review

What fabric did I use? Viscose. It recommends linen, cotton or wool suiting.

How is the sizing? I cut the size recommended by the pattern. The fit is very good. This pattern is for a taller person. I’m 5’5 (165cm) and these were extremely long.

How clear are the instructions? Very good.

Is it worth buying? If you’re looking for semi fitted pull-on trousers, than Montauk trousers are for you, yes. If you’re a taller person even bigger yes. I bought the PDF version and it was the best experience I’ve had so far with assembling a print out!

Montauk trousers pattern cover
Drawing lines and samples

I fell in love with this pattern pattern as soon I saw it on Foldline. It features front pockets and welt or patch pockets on the back. It has some nice details such as the slits and subtle paper bag effect at the waist. I didn’t do the drawstring closure, I opted for a simple tie belt instead.

This is a quick and easy make so I won’t bore you with the progress photos and lots of text. Instead there’s me posing by the roses trying to look casual and natural. The trousers don’t looks semi fitted on these photos because I’ve literally just washed them. The viscose stretches out, I promise.

I didn’t bother with the toile as I wanted a quick make and with the elasticated waist there isn’t a lot that can go wrong. Just make sure you are honest with your measurements and these will fit 🙂

One comment I would make is that the draw lines and the sample on the pattern cover don’t match. The draw lines represent the pattern accurately with straight leg but the samples look more tapered/slim leg. If you made these in linen, they would look like the draw lines.

Either way, there will be another pair of Montauk trousers. I’ll probably go for plain linen so they go with everything in my wardrobe. I will have to shorten the pattern properly but the main thing is that it actually fits me around my hips.

So many sewing plans, I’m sure most of you can relate!

Monika x

Montauk trousers in viscose fabric paired with Hampton Denim Jacket
Paired with Hampton Jean Jacket