You did it again Marcy!


I didn’t get much sewing done this week, but I did have one sewing afternoon with my BSF. This is my first pair of sewn pants in years! With all the nice heavy stretch knits available, making a well-fitting elastic waist pant is easy. Or perhaps (definitely) they fit because the designer did a great job with the pattern. I used Marcy Tilton’s close-fitting pants pattern Vogue 8859. Many of my fellow bloggers have made these pants with success and I can see why. While easy to put together they have a few extra details like the knee pleats and a back waist yoke that make these look stylish.Tilton-Slim-Pants_4

The poncho I put on Roxanne is a couple of years old, but an absolute favorite. It’s just a 25” x 50” rectangle sewn together on the long side except for a neck opening. If you don’t have one, get to your needles now! I wear it almost every morning before I warm up for the day, and just decided to put it on Roxy at the last-minute. Looks good with the pants!

13 thoughts on “You did it again Marcy!

  1. Hey there! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and
    finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Humble Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  2. Congrats on re-visiting pant sewing! I was in the same boat until I found a great pattern also knit and elastic waisted, and made 3 (3!!) in about 6 months – that’s a lot of pant making for me.

  3. Your pants look wonderful…….and so timely! I have been getting myself ready to make some pants and now, seeing your beautiful results, I’ll jump in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Wow, great job on the pants; this is my go-to knit pants pattern lately. Love what I can see about the way you did the knee things (that part has be a bit of an enigma to me). Thanks for sharing.


    • I too struggled with the knee detail. I just figured if there were three options this was probably one of them! They feel slightly low on me so I’m raising them an inch next time.

  5. Next time, who’s Roxy andMarci? Pants are stretch I assume…one of your best colors. Love, Mom

    • Roxy, short for Roxanne is my mannequin who stands in for me when I don’t have time for taking pictures of myself. Marci is the Vogue pattern designer of these pants and she reads my blog. I’ve never met her, but mentioning her is a fun way of saying thanks for another great pattern.

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