When I saw those two-toned Tibi pants come down the runway at Birmingham Fashion Week, I knew I'd be making a pair soon.
Two-toned black and white pants are trending hard for Spring 2013. Here are prime examples that I gathered from Pinterest.
For my pants, I used McCall's 6707 from NBC's Fashion Star - Season 1 contestant Kara Laricks.
I wanted my pants to be two-toned instead of a tuxedo-like pant. So I cut the entire back in black fabric instead of only the side panels. I added three inches to the length. I make the edgestitched creases because I've always liked that detail on pants. And I omitted the pockets, because I absolutely ABHOR pocket show-through on white pants. So it's not like I planned on putting my keys and cell phone in there anyway. So my pants look a little different than the pattern. What's point of sewing if you can't make it your own? But this is a great pattern to have for this style of pant.
I used a black and white stretch gabardine from Hancock Fabrics. It comes in red as well. I wish they had a greater variety of colors because this fabric was great to work with. It sews up like a woven but wears like a knit. These pants couldn't be anymore comfortable.
As soon as I find more fabric I like, I'll probably make these in different colors. Hmmm... I sure could use another pair of red pants...