My hands are a little tired from crocheting so i took a break and had some fun time with my sewing machine. I love flowy pants of the palazzo type. So following instructions from A Pair and a Spare, i made one for myself. 🙂 I based the design on a pair that i bought early this year and improved on 2 aspects.
- I made it longer (the joy of custom made clothes over store bought clothes!).
- Raised the crotch area. It was hanging rather low and if it was any lower, i’d be wearing MC Hammer parachute pants! Not that i don’t like those but most days, i prefer the clean lines of regular pants.
Instead of using an elastic band like the pair i have or a drawstring like the one featured in A Pair and A Spare, i created a foldover waistband with elastic black material. When i get tired of the pants, i can always turn it into a tube jumpsuit by adding elastic at the top or by sewing on halter/regular straps with cute buttons. 🙂 1hr and 45mins well spent!
The phone camera flash made it a little blue. The material’s actually black with some subtle flower prints. It’s a really soft, cool material. I’m not sure what it’s called though. Here’s a close up of the print.
To see a different take on this, check out my palazzo pants made with non-stretchy suiting material. It has a zipper and gathered legs.