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pants of the eighties

Added Apr 8, 2010

by Zyanya Walker

Sydney, Australia






These started out looking rather different than what you see here. they were going to be high-waisted pants with a normal straight leg. i made them combining two vintage 80s patterns. then i tried them on they just did not work on me at all. i couldnt get happy with them. so i cut them down to sit on my hips, made new waist bands, decided to dye them a better purple colour (the original purple colour was just weird) and after much deliberation and standing in front of the mirror in a million poses decided to taper the legs right in which has left me with some really cool pants (at least i think so). they are now my new favourites. if i make them again i will only have to follow the one 80s pattern which is one i didnt even use in the first place. ha. if you see the last photo of the pattern envelop you will see that while i started out making them like version A but without a wide leg they ended up being like version D which is a different pattern.
p.s they are really comfy and you should probably make yourself some similar.
p.p.s not sure of the fabric but it is a medium weight and it falls nicely.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Oct 1, 2010, 03.51 PMby Lindsay Evans

    What specific McCall’s pattern is this? I would love to be able to find it somewhere!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.49 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    gorgeous!!!! love the purpleeeee

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    Apr 10, 2010, 01.18 AMby jacquelynt

    I love this style. Well done :)

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    Apr 9, 2010, 09.49 AMby carma1990

    sweet job. love the colour.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 06.20 AMby nettevivante

    wow, they look so comfortable! great job!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 06.13 AMby Nuria Razetdinova

    Ваши брюки просто шик!!!!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 08.38 PMby snezhana

    awww those are sooo cute

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    Apr 8, 2010, 07.44 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i would LIVE IN THESE if i had made them. great job!!! love your style.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 06.35 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Great pants, nice color too!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 01.08 PMby x-alexandra-x

    Those are some super groovy pants! I have serious pant envy

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    Apr 8, 2010, 12.42 PMby tanyah

    I remember those pants, and they are comfortable as well as good looking. nice job.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 10.54 AMby keren

    they ARE really cool pants. Sounds like you put a lot of work into them. It paid off! I like their style.

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