simplicity 8389: yellow pull on linen cuffed trousers

Simplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt

Hi Everyone,

Back again: same shirt as my last post, but different trousers. This time, my third iteration of Simplicity 8389 (version one here; version two here).

Simplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt

The only alteration to this version was to lower the back crotch and extend it out by 5/8ths inch. I took the slash and spread extension down to the first notch on the back inner leg I think. I think the fit is improved in the back?

Simplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt

Let’s compare to the last version:

Simplicity 8389 in fine wool suiting

The fabric for these trousers is a linen that I had in my stash for a few years. I always had a dress in mind for this fabric, but it’s funny how tastes/ style/ circumstances change. I have no regrets about making these happy pants 🙂

Simplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt

I admit that so far these trousers have only been worn for a half day or so, but they don’t seem to have grown, stretched or bagged out, which is always a concern with linen trousers. I think the key is to go for not too fitted a style. Love the shape of these trousers and the fit gets better with each version. So easy to wear with the elasticated back too.

Finally, I just wanted to make mention of the Black Lives Matter movement which is still very much at the forefront of my Instagram feed at the moment. I just wanted to acknowledge that I am very much in support of this cause and what it stands for. As a Person of Colour I have encountered racism at many points of my life, but I also know that I am coming from a place of privilege which some Black people have been denied simply because of the colour of their skin. I may not be as vociferous as some of my fellow bloggers, but as a blogger with a substantial out reach I wanted to share that with you. If you want to read pieces by Black sewing bloggers on this matter I direct you to Renee’s post here, Carolyn’s post here and Marica’s post here.

Until soon. Stay safe.

Simplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at

15 thoughts on “simplicity 8389: yellow pull on linen cuffed trousers

  1. Wonderful outfit, these trousers are fitted beautifully and that shirt!!! Another outfit of yours I want to copy 🙂
    ..and thank you for adding those links
    Monika x

  2. I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations. I seem to need to make similar adjustments to what you make so I always learn something from you! Lovely pants, must try the full tummy trick. Also loved your Vogue Katharine Hepburn pants, I am going to try to find a similar fabric. Happy sewing! Thank goodness we have our nice hobby to keep our minds on something pleasant in these difficult times. Greetings from Canada.

  3. I really like the linen pants! Where can I get the pattern and / or instructions for them. I am new to sewing so learning as I go.

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi you either have to search online for the pattern number I have given and find a website appropriate for you to order the pattern from, or go visit a shop in your part of the world that sells simplicity patterns. The pattern comes in an envelope which has the pattern in with instructions.

  4. Thanks for sharing not only your beautiful sewing and fabric selections, but also your story. It’s sad that those of any race look down on someone of another one. Being a US Southerner I have been aware of this and it has always bothered me terribly. I can’t apologize for others, but I can say that Kudos for you for rising above is how I personally feel. My Pastor once told me “Don’t let the sin of others affect how you behave.” Wise advice, and one I’ve followed. Also, realize there are many like me who look different from you but think you are amazingly gorgeous! “An old lady who’s been around a while” Jane

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