Friday, June 18, 2010
It's So Easy It's Simplicity 3853
This pattern is great and has a lot of variations that really look cute. If you make the waist with enough stretch it will last the next summer as capris. I have had a million complements and have given a few as gifts. This always gets rave reviews at parties.
This version is exactly like the pattern with dangly trim at the chest, bottom of the top and the bottom of the pants. It is very easy to make.
This version: cut the pattern at the line for adding the trim. Cut the top fabric with 3/8" seam allowance and the cut the bottom part with the same seam allowance. Sew them together at the trim line using your 3/8" seam allowance. Sew the outfit now just as the pattern instructs. I also used trim at the chest, bottom of the top and the bottom of the pants. I would definitely recommend this for a new sewist.