Simplicity 9471 – Cropped Pants

Hello Sewers! I am back today with a review of Simplicity Pattern #9471. The pattern description is: Cropped pants with front zipper and elasticized back waistband, belt carriers and yokes and three pocket variations. Pant hems are wide or pegged with back hem darts.

I made View C which has the pegged hem and ALL the details. Every time I wear these pants, my husband comments about how much he likes them. He says they remind him of a pair that I had when I was in high school. That was in the very early 1980’s!

You can get a better idea of the shape, style, and details of this pattern from Simplicity’s Website

Personally, I like these pants with a bit shorter top. Not a crop top, but definitely shorter than a tunic or tee. The top I am wearing is the Cielo Top by Closet Core Patterns and the fabric I used is from Needle Sharp.

I used a 7 oz. denim fabric from Joann Fabrics. Since the fabric is 100% cotton, I prewashed it in warm water and dried it on high heat before I cut the pattern pieces. After I finished the pants, they seemed just a bit baggy in the waist and hips, but after a couple more washings, the fit is spot on.

The opening of the front pockets falls right about the crease of my leg. They are definitely lower than a standard pair of pants. The front pockets are nice and large, and they are actually at a convenient location.

There are two back pockets and a side leg pocket (kind of like a pair of painter’s pants).

There is a fly front closure. I used a jeans hardware kit for my zipper and button.

The back features an elastic waistband and there are belt carriers around the waistband.

I posted a video review of this pattern on my YouTube channel:

Thank you so much for spending time with me, my friends. Please let me know if you have sewn this pattern, or if you have a favorite crop pant pattern.

4 thoughts on “Simplicity 9471 – Cropped Pants

  1. They look like they fit you perfectly and they look comfy as well. I have never made pants with denim but think I may just have to give them a try. Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. You are most welcome! I would love to hear about your experience with the pattern when you finish your new pants. Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂 Pam

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      1. These pants look great on you. I have this pattern and watching your video has inspired me to get started on it tonight. Can you share any more detail on how true to size this pattern is? Between the waist measurement and the fininished hip measurements I’m falling between 20 and 22 and with so many pattern pieces I’m reluctant to make too many adjustments.

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      2. Thank you so much, Faye. My measurements fell between the 20 and 18 size range. From past experience, I knew that would be a little big on me, so I used the 18 to 16 size range. I cut the size 18 at the waist and 16 for the rest of the pattern pieces because my waist always takes one size up from my hips. EXCEPT, I tapered the yoke front and back pieces from an 18 (because the top of the yoke joins the waistband) to a 16 (because the bottom of the yoke joins the front, side front, back, and side back pieces). Easy peasy because the yoke is a rather small piece. I hope that helps. Enjoy your new pants! Pam

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