Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wide Leg Pants

I've been seeing a lot of wide leg print pants, so I decided to give them a try.

In front of the lilac bush.

I used a BWOF pattern from July, 2009.   I used this pattern because I like the size and shape of the legs - loose fit with a slight flare at the hem. The pattern has front & back darts, a back zipper, waist facings, and inseam pockets - I left off all of these.  To get a loose fit, I made the pants a little bigger than my normal size and then added an elastic casing for the waist.  I made my normal fit adjustments: added a 1-1/2" wedge to the back crotch curve and lowered the front waist about 1".    I'm really happy with the fit.  They're loose and comfy without being sloppy.

The fabric is a light weight blend with a slight texture.  I bought it at Joann's probably 15 years ago.  I've always loved it, but never knew what to make with it.  I wanted printed pants, but not brave enough to go too wild.  This fabric is a good compromise.   And it's thin, so should be cool for summer wear.  I have a small piece left that I'll probably use to make a sleeveless top.

Here's a close up


  1. What great pants - real out and about ones - look wonderful in your forest. I like our new hairstyle to, it suits you.

  2. These are great! I love loose leg pants - and printed ones - as well! Enjoy!

  3. These are wonderful and super flattering


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