V8499 and Tessuti Demi Pant- the combo mambo…


Now that is a happy face!

I’ve been so busy – watching April and Oliver as they wait for their little giraffe to appear, and thinking about my recent makes of the V8499 and Tessuti Demi pants. And getting a new hot water heater. Yes, domestic needs do intrude sometimes on my sewing.

Revisiting the V8499 pants, I mentioned in my post that they might work better in a woven. So I tried them in a linen/rayon blend. Hmm. A little soporific…

Plain V8499

But the pattern has a great darted front and waistband.


My affection for the Tessuti Demi Pants was still lukewarm pending more work.


What an opportunity – I decided to combine the patterns using the linen pants as my target. Out with that boring hem!

Line art:

Line Art x 2

This was a simple change. I drew the Demi detail on the linen pants, cut, and sewed. Not bad!


In fact, they’re really cute.



I actually wore shoes for these pics, because they do make a difference in the how the pants look. These are my favorite Madden Girl gladiator cheaters. And I’m wearing my Sewing Workshop Trio Top, hemmed and buttoned (I’ve become a bit fond of the top, collar and all). I love love the back on the Trio, and the upper arm coverage…


A note on my fabric: it’s a 55% linen/45% rayon blend from Fabric.com, the charcoal colorway. It’s very nice, and has a perfect rumple with no shine (I’ve found that blends that reverse the content – 55% rayon/45% linen – tend to drape more, have fewer slubs, and have a slight sheen).

Both blends ravel! so I serged the cut ends of the yardage before putting it through the washer and dryer 3 times. I also serged around all my cut pieces before I started sewing. It’s so easy to lose the seam allowance to a healthy ravel on linens.


I think that’s the end of this particular saga. All that remains is to order some more of this lovely fabric and make another pair. I like them 🙂

Ciao! Coco

26 thoughts on “V8499 and Tessuti Demi Pant- the combo mambo…

  1. Yes! A winning combo for sure. I just luv the little white Trio top and the tricked out Tilton pants are perfection with it. I never would’ve thought to do the little magic to the hemline of the pants, but there you go. I’m going to have to do that with my next pair.

    I luv the Trio pants too, but you’re right that run ginormous, so be prepared. I keep going down a few sizes each time I make them.

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    1. Thanks, Pao. I’m looking forward to your pants – you always do something fun. The Trio pants…trepidation! but I want to try them. I might move the pocket up a bit – or maybe widen the area below – or demi-pant it for something to balance the pocket!


  2. You make the coolest clothing! I want to copy everything! Tapering the ankle on V8499 made such a difference. Thanks so much for posting…I look forward to all. And you sleep when???????

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  3. I like them too. They are a keeper. The outfit looks very summer ready. I love linen /rayon blend and I also wash/dry 3 times. I have the Trio pattern and never noticed the little detail on the top back. I bought the pattern (? years ago) for the pants. Huh, think I will give it a try.

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    1. Thanks so much. This really is an old pattern, from around 2010. And I only saw it a couple months ago – glad it’s still available. The pants – did you make them? The top is so big that I’m wary of the pants, flat measuring ahead… I sewed the top in XS, and it’s not fitted.


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