Loose capris

Added Feb 9, 2012

by woman

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...






Ahhhhh I finally learnt how to sew a decent zipper fly! Thanks to this pattern from the Japanese Female magazine I was asking Nahoko about :-)

Sewed a size M but took it in a bit, and changed the waistband to a thin one (a fiddly process I shall never repeat again). Overall it turned out okay I guess. My aim with this pattern was to learn how to assemble trouser pattern pieces together (a challenge made even more challenging when one can’t read a single Japanese word lol). I do however really like the crotch curve on this pattern! :-)

For the button I used a tiny gold-colored button I found in an old haberdashery. Glad I can wear these capris either tucked in or not.

More on my blog here: http://intergalacticgalacticgalactic.blogspot.com/2012/02/just-do-it.html


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    Jan 30, 2013, 04.16 PMby Noalarm Fakeplastic


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    Nov 9, 2012, 10.47 AMby itetein

    I’ve ordered the magazine from ebay. I tried to order from the publisher but it was too difficult with japanese site and google translator :) I wish they would release the winter issue soon! (Or have they already, couldn’t find it on ebay.)

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      Nov 10, 2012, 05.19 AMby woman

      Ohh that’s cool! I love Japanese sewing and craft magazines.. they photograph each step so clearly, which I’m thankful for since I can’t read a word of it… hehe

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    Nov 9, 2012, 10.40 AMby keren

    I love these pants. They look great on you! I wonder if they would be flattering for a pair-shaped figure like mine…

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      Nov 10, 2012, 05.15 AMby woman

      Thank you Keren! I’m a pear shape as well, so I understand what you mean too! Usually pear shaped people are told to stay away from pleats at waist-hip area right? But I think if we wear heels to makes ourselves look longer it should be ok.. I can’t wear this trousers without heels because I will probably look like a saggy sack of potatoes.. hehehehe

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    Jul 19, 2012, 06.46 AMby itetein

    Your trousers are really chic! And I like the japanese magazine Female although I can’t read it as well :) That reminds me, maybe I should order the summer issue… Even though it costs a fortune to order it to Finland :)

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      Nov 5, 2012, 06.54 PMby woman

      Thank you itetein, glad I’m not the only one heehe! Do you order it directly from the publisher? I notice it’s not always in stock at the bookstore that I go to—either they always run out of stock or it’s not a permanent publication on their stock.. :-/

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    Feb 15, 2012, 06.14 PMby Natasha Venzke

    They’re so cute!

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      Nov 5, 2012, 06.52 PMby woman

      Thank you Natasha!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 04.22 PMby nahoko

    Uhhhhh so beautiful! Tomorrow morning I should run to a bookstore for that magazine :))) You look like a Japanese girl :)))

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      Feb 11, 2012, 07.37 PMby woman

      Haha thanks Nahoko! That comment coming from you made my day! .

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.58 AMby sertyan

    Hi! What sort of fabric are these? Chambray or soft denim? You look street style hot!

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      Feb 10, 2012, 04.46 AMby woman

      Hi! It kinda looks like synthetic gabardine, or some other sort of suiting fabric that’s not too heavy.. thanks for the compliment! :D

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.13 AMby LadyDanburry

    These are just perfect.

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      Feb 10, 2012, 04.39 AMby woman

      Wow thank you! :")

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    Feb 9, 2012, 07.43 PMby jasminčica

    very nice pants,and shose also,i love it :)

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      Feb 10, 2012, 04.39 AMby woman

      Thank you! I’ve had these shoes for ages, can’t bear to part with them! haha

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    Feb 9, 2012, 04.28 PMby nouvellegamine

    i love these! the color is beautiful! very inspiring :D

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      Feb 9, 2012, 05.23 PMby woman

      Thank you!! I picked this fabric out during a 50% sale :D

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    Feb 9, 2012, 03.35 PMby freaky-philomeen

    whow they are super-beautiful and look like the perfect summer wear !! it looks like you have also put in pockets? and the colour is great, too.

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      Feb 9, 2012, 05.21 PMby woman

      thank you! the pattern came with pockets, which is always a bonus coz i love pockets! :D

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