Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Threads Project Guides

Fit and Sew Pants

Guide Home
Chapter
How-to

Pattern Review: Simplicity 8056 Trousers or Shorts

Threads #187, Oct./Nov. 2016

Sewing Tip: Substitute pocketing fabric for lining fabric to make longer-lasting pockets.

Simplicity 8056

This Amazing Fit tailored trouser pattern has clean lines, slightly flared legs, and pattern piece options for different body types. The design comes in three lengths: above-the-knee shorts, or ankle-skimming or full-length pants. All views have a contoured, two-piece waistband that sits 1 inch below the waist; a fly-front zipper; and slant pockets, with the pocket bags reaching center front. This feature keeps the pockets flat and stabilizes the front. The pattern includes separate back pattern pieces to fit slim, average, or curvy figures. Single darts shape the back waist on the slim and average shapes, whereas the curvy shape has double darts. Our tester liked the straightforward method for making the zipper fly front. Use denim, poplin, wool flannel, and stretch wovens.

(Sized Misses’/Women’s 10-28W for hips 34.5-52 in.)

Sewing Tip: Substitute pocketing fabric for lining fabric to make longer-lasting pockets.

-Tested by Karen Konicki, New York, New York

Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

This review was originally featured in Threads #187 (October/November 2016).

Sign up for the Threads eletter

×
Previous: Pattern Review: CamiMade Mirage Culottes and Trousers Next: Pattern Review: Vogue 9131 Trouser and Short
Discuss

Discuss

  1. user-7348464 | | #1

    Is the blouse RTW or is there a pattern number?

  2. User avater
    smcfarland | | #2

    Hi, it was a RTW blouse by Nine West. I did find a free downloadable pattern for what looks like a similar style at The Little Sewist blog: http://thelittlesewist.blogspot.com/2019/05/sleeveless-tie-neck-blouse.html

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Fit and Sew Pants

Fit and Sew Pants

Making your own pants is a great way to get a perfect fit, every time. 

View Project Guide

View All Project Guides »

Become a member and get unlimited site access, including the Fit and Sew Pants Project Guide.

Start Free Trial

Fitting Secrets
Pockets and Closures
Waistbands, Linings, and Hems
Pants Pattern Reviews