Riding Pants

Added Feb 12, 2011

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...

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I’ve always thought riding pants looked really cool, not that I know anything about them or riding horses. I like the seaming, the patches and the slim fit. I started with a basic legging pattern, McCalls 6173, and chopped it up in to pieces to fake the same look. I sewed all the pieces back together again and top stitched with bright blue thread. The blue “patch” pieces are corduroy, the rest of the pants are made of a brown double knit. Probably not the best choice since it wrinkles and sags a bit. I’m pleased with how they turned out anyway. I even made it through my first mock fly front (almost) painlessly.
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Material Notes

double knit, corduroy

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Material
Corduroy, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 22, 2011, 04.43 AMby koh

    I’m so glad I found this, I’m a horserider and I have been looking for a jodhpurs pattern everywhere. Such a great idea and looks really good too! Did you make it with the zip detail?

    I was rather surprised when I read the start of your blog. I’m an Aussie and I have never used “pants” to refer to underwear nor have I ever heard used before. Undies, dacks, knickers, jocks but not pants unless the word “under” is in front. Where ever you heard it, I’d say it’s probably a hangover from the 50’s/60’s or earlier. Love the name of your state dance by the way ;D

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      Feb 25, 2011, 02.58 AMby lizajane09

      I’m sure I’m totally wrong. I guess “pants” as undies is just a UK thing. I’m not sure why I thought Aussies thought the same. I probably confused myself because I knew you’d think our state dance was funny ;)

      I’m not sure if these leggings would actually work as real deal riding pants, but I thought they worked well as “in-the-spirit-of-riding-pants.” I did not do the zipper detail on the sides, mainly because I didn’t have the zippers. I’ve worn them many times already. Thanks so much!

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    Feb 13, 2011, 02.16 AMby cantare

    Um…love these! I would wear these instead of leggings. They look like they feel awesome!

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      Feb 13, 2011, 04.15 PMby lizajane09

      Thank you! I’m not a huge fan of leggings but these are fun to wear.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 06.00 PMby sandoz18

    Love these… on my list to try to replicate some time!

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      Feb 13, 2011, 04.14 PMby lizajane09

      Thanks! I’m going to make another pair but in a better knit.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 09.39 AMby janul

    I´m amazed you made that fly front in knit! Well done!

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      Feb 12, 2011, 03.25 PMby lizajane09

      Thanks! I only had to unpick it once ;)

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    Feb 12, 2011, 02.26 AMby missdandy

    Really cool idea! I love these!

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