Friday, August 9, 2013

A New Challenge : DIY Cigarette Pants

I feel like I've made enough dresses over the past few months and wanted to give myself a new challenge. I decided to tackle pants because I have such a hard time finding ones that fit my smaller waist, bigger bum and short inseam. A few of you have asked me where I learned to sew and honestly a lot of my projects are from trial and error. I spent countless hours taking apart and re-sewing certain parts just because I couldn't get it right the first time. I had to redo the welt pockets a couple of times because it looked really messy on my initial try (see pic here). If I had extra fabric, I'd redo the knee area. I underestimated the knee line and should have lengthened it by probably an 1". Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first try and can't wait to make another pair of pants! If any readers have made pants before, please share your experience with me. :)
Wearing: 
DIY Cigarette Pants - inspired by these  J. Crew Pants
Aritzia Blazer. (similar here - great reviews & inexpensive)
H&M yellow shell. (similar here)
Ann Taylor Pumps. (similar here)

14 comments:

  1. incredible!!!! 2 welted pockets???

    u make it just like the store sells.

    tell me more abt ur zipper? hidden zipper??? i like flat front trousers.

    ohhh i see what u mean abt the knee. minor.

    and u even made belt loops. very detailed.

    and the crotch looks great!

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    1. lol yes, hidden zipper on the side. :)

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  2. holy crap! i'm so impressed that you made a pair of PANTS and they fit you so well! the welt pockets and bum area look really well done. petite problem solved

    pandaphilia fashion

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    1. thanks Angie! i haven't shopped in awhile just because its easier to just make my own clothes instead scouring the mall to find things that fit!

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  3. I have the same problem with pants! (a bigger bum and small waist)

    These pants look incredible! I wish I could make my own pants because the ones I buy never fit perfectly.

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    1. thank u! u can totally make your own pants. I'm def no expert, so anyone can do it if they tried. ;)

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  4. They look great! I'm not a sewer at all but when you pointed out the knee placement I did notice it. Other than that, they look great on your backside and lay nice and flat in the front!

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    1. normally i wouldn't even notice stuff like that, but doing DIYs have given me a more critical eye when it comes to fit.

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  5. Beautiful outfit! I love everything about it & I have the same bag! It'a the perfect everyday bag :)

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  6. Wow, can't believe you made those! I often have trouble finding pants that fit as well.. if only I were as talented as you with a sewing machine!

    http://www.xjole.com

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  7. Wow!!! This is super impressive!!!! Great work!!! You could sell what you make? Business idea??? :) katejones.me

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  8. I'm so impressed that you sewed all this! It looks like it could come straight off the racks and I love all the complimentary colors you used! I'm so found your blog!
    xoxo-Kate Styled Pretty
    katestyledpretty

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  9. Great blog!
    Maybe you want to visit my blog. i'm new to this

    http://ffrreedom.blogspot.com.ar

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  10. OMG these look almost exactly like the J. Crew ones, just not as fitted! Adore the pretty pastel color and you did an amazing job!

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