Review | Butterick 5250 High-waisted Pants

Pattern Description: Above waist, creased pants A, B, C have fly front zipper and back darts. A, B: front darts.

Pattern Sizing: I made View B in a size 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes, I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very much. Sewing fly fronts always freaks me out a bit, but these instructions are very straight forward and understandable. I thought it was odd that the left fly piece is a rectangle and not curved on the end, but it all went together smoothly.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The crotch length seemed a bit deep. This actually works in my favor since I sit at a computer most of the day. So that issue is neutral. I liked everything else about this pattern, including the slimming silhouette, the darts, and the stylish high waist.

Fabric Used: Mystery $1/yd polyester from Wal-Mart. I bought the blouse fabric at the same time, and it was also $1/yd.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: N/A

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Hmm…I’m not sure how many high-waisted pants a woman needs in her wardrobe, but I might make it up again in black or brown. I would recommend this pattern. It’s an easy pants pattern, and it looks good with trendy tops.

Conclusion: Even though I made these pants with belt loops, I never made the belt. I was going to purchase a belt, but have not found one thin enough to thread through. So I’ll be making the belt sometime this week.

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