The Fitting Experiment: Sabrina Slims Edition

Hello, and welcome to 2020!!! I am excited to start the year off with a new series that I am working on in conjunction with a small group of blogging makers, like myself. We are calling this new adventure The Fitting Experiment, where we take a pattern, and we all sew one up, to show how each of us looks different in the pattern, and we all explain what modifications we had to make for our particular body’s many curves.

The first edition of this experiment involved Love Notions’ Sabrina Slims (aff), a slim fit cigarette pant that comes with all sorts of wonderful options. It has recently been updated to include a wider range of sizes.

I sewed up Love Notions’ Tabitha Top (aff) to go with these amazing pants. The Tabitha Top also comes with so many options to choose from, but I went with the boatneck collar and optional lace shirttail.

With pants, I worry about fit, and am well-prepared with my lists of tailoring options, but with the latest Sabrina Slims pattern, they fit me so well, straight as a muslin/toile; so I was able to head straight into my “good fabric” and cut out my plaid Ponte fabric that I had been hoarding for over a year.


I made the Tabitha Top out of red stretch crushed velvet from Knitpop (aff) and the lace mesh that I used for the shirttail (that can be tucked in to give you another completely different look) was from Stitchin’ Pretties.

I chose the size 18 straight leg with front pockets option for my Sabrina Slims. I chose not to interrupt the back lines with the optional welt pockets. I think that next time, I will do the paneled version of the Sabrina Slims, to add an almost piped look to the front seams of the pants. Like I said, I was lucky, and they fit me well, but for additional tailoring for next time, I might decrease my pocket bag and hip by 1/4″ on each side and take about 1/4 out of the knee area, but that is just in Ponte and just for my specific curves. Everyone’s body is different, so we will all wear the pattern differently, as well.  

A special thank you to Love Notions for sponsoring The Fitting Experiment bloggers with patterns so that we can share our thoughts with you. Love Notions has kindly provided a 20% off shop discount code for all our readers. Please use this code at checkout: FittingEXPSabrinas

In addition, Love Notions has given us TWO copies of Sabrina Slims to giveaway. For a chance to win, comment below. For more chances to win, comment on the other blogs too! You can check out their posts below:


76 thoughts on “The Fitting Experiment: Sabrina Slims Edition

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    • Thank you!! These particular pants have a pattern that is pretty easy to tailor, and so easy to follow when making one’s test pair/muslin/toile. I love the fit, and I know that others will, too!!


  4. I am a beginner sewer and this post us great. It helps to see the process of finding the best fit for your own body shape. I always thought that sewing a garment was quick and easy but there’s a lot of work that goes into creating beautiful things.

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    • This is a great pattern for you to make pants with! It’s got easy to follow instructions, and is a quick sew. Thanks for reading, and I hope that you continue to love sewing and find as much joy as I do in making things!!


  5. I love The Fitting Experiment. It is nice to see how the same pattern can be made for different bodies. I was a bit afraid of the Sabrina Slims because I didn’t think it would look that great on my body, but after reading through all the blogs, the fear is gone and I will give it a try.

    Great outfit and you have a great smile

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    • They were SO easy!! They are like making leggings, if you make the pants with no options. I did front full pockets, so mine are a little different, but still the instructions and well-designed pattern make them a quick and easy sew. 💖💖


  6. That is a cute dressier casual outfit! I sewed for the first time with ponte this year, and at first I didn’t like the fit. I kept on making changes to the side seams until I was satisfied, because I needed a pair of super comfortable pants that I could sit in. I like the options to this pattern.

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    • This Ponte was around 100% horizontal by 35% vertical stretch. Surge Fabrics ( is where I got this Ponte, and they just got in some amazing new ponte colors and textures!


  7. I love plaid & love these pants on you. I hope to be able to find suitable plaid fabric to attempt to sew up my own pair… hopefully mine will also not need too much altering from the pattern to get a defent enough fit, as I’m only a beginner when it comes to sewing pants – I can sew well otherwise, but have always been a bit intimidated by pants fitting

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  8. I really enjoyed your blog! I’m going to subscribe. I’ve never made trousers, except pjs but I’m covering this pattern! Great to see how they come out from a ‘straight from the pattern’ sew too.

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