Tapered pants with ankle details, be it button taps or ties, are one of the hottest trends of this season. They're everywhere. Since the pandemic, I've been living in stretchy pants and I'm ready to toss them aside. Utility-inspired cargos in everything from twills to suiting fabrics are in my feeds and now on my mind.
I was inspired by this style. And McCall's 8045 just made since. The princess seams were designed to be colorblocked.
For my pants, I sewed them using my Janome Memory Craft 15000 and the Janome AirThread 2000D.
My fabric is two different shades of khaki cotton twills with some stretch. I've had them for a while, but I'm pretty sure they came from Mood Fabrics. I cut the size 16 and graded to the 18 at the hip and back to the 16 through the legs.
These days, there is just no getting around not doing a full seat adjustment for pants.
I made a 1.5" adjustment on the back and the side back pieces and half an inch to the crotch length. I also added three inches to the length.
Before adding the waistband, I took 3 inches off the waist and made the adjustment on the waistband also.
I also added darts to the yoke for additional shaping.
These aren't things that anyone would expect you to know to do if you're new to sewing pants. I've been sewing pants to fit my ever changing body for so long, that I know how I want them look and fit.
I decided to match my topstitching thread to the fabric. It looked "cleaner" that way. I used 3.0mm stitch length.
I used denim buttons. I like the hard edge that they gave the pants.
You look Fantastic in these Unique pants. You are truly an inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
They are awesome and the fit and a spot on!Delete
Oops : * is spot onReplyDelete
Thank you KayK!Delete
Simply stunning. So many cool details on these pants, even the side pockets look amazing. My next project is pants and your details on the fit adjustments you made are helpful. I like the darts on the back yoke -- never would have thought of that but makes good sense.ReplyDelete
I had a crazy amount of gaping in the back. The darts were definitely needed. Thanks!Delete
I love these! Rare to find a button fly pattern. Beautiful fit!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jen!Delete
These turned out great! Who is the designer from the inspiration photo?ReplyDelete
I don't remember. I had a screenshot on my phone for a while. I think they're from Frame. Thanks Crystal!Delete
These pants are super nice and the fit is flawless!ReplyDelete
Thank you Gwen!Delete