Simplicity #S8885 Easter Special Occasion


Rainy Day/Easter/ April Fools 2018; Norwood Country Club

Howdy folks! It has been awhile since I’ve blogged any new projects and my inspirations for them. SOoooo… I figured I would start back up again…

Every year, my boyfriend has Easter with his mother, sister and his mother’s side of the family.  At the very least, it is business casual attire. Last year everything happened so quickly that I ordered a dress from Amazon that was entirely too big on me.  It felt incredibly weird because I like to dress appropriately but without having attended a big family gathering like this before for Easter in a non-church environment; was probably not “dressed to impress”.

At the beginning of the year, researching the new Pantone 2019 Color of the Year in the hopes of creating something for this special occasion, I decide I would start small (in my eyes) and do a simple blouse/pant combo.  I knew that Living Coral would be one of the tones I wanted to achieve and instead of making it my solid, I just figured a print with the different shade would suffice (trying to keep it simple remember?).  I came across this wonderful fabric meeting my needs from LA Finch Fabrics.

English Garden Cotton Woven; 60% Linen 40% Cotton; LA Finch Fabrics

Florals are real big right now. Everyone I know has been receiving muumuu robes with huge floral prints from their mail subscriptions.  I know that I’ve had a lot of requests wanting more floral outfits. OF COURSE…I HAD TO OBLIGE!

Hands down, Simplicity’s S8885 was an easy choice. I miss my JNCO jeans from my teen years with the enormous pockets. The pattern had several different variations of styling the pants for wide legs.


I really wasn’t sure how wide the legs were going to be until I started cutting out the pattern. I wonder quite often if I needed to hem more than what was stated so they wouldn’t become ratty after several wears from walking but the amount given to hem really surprised me.  This fabric was fairly easy to match up pattern wise. Not very many pieces to cut out and sew. I love the side zipper being invisible. I added a hook and eye just to be on the safe side.



I was pretty happy with the finished product. I 100% recommend using this pattern to achieve the wide-leg look or if you’re simply learning how to sew. It will definitely suffice. I also love the Boho Chic look it gave the fabric I was working with. The inseam does tend to ride high just a bit but nothing that wasn’t easily worked out with adjustments to the seam allowances. I was pretty sad when we ended up not being able to go to the Easter function due to my boyfriend traveling back for work. However I do love to wear them with a white, cotton tee or even a softer fabric like crepe or silk.  It will be a versatile piece as time goes on.



Stay tuned… for my first PDF pattern I have used ever!

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