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Zelda Zonk Trousers

Added Jan 11, 2011

by Stephanie Ca...

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Description

I was very tentative to make my very first pair of trousers but when I saw the pattern for the Marilyn Trousers, I knew I had to try. Overall I was happy with the results since I can rarely find high waisted capris that I like.

For the most part, the pattern was simple to follow. As I said before it was my first pair of pants, so I had no idea what a yoke was. Zippers are always a problem for me, and I did get a little lost trying to follow the pattern’s instructions but in the end it worked out. I took off 4 inches from the pattern since I am about 5’3". I wish I knew how to make these a bit tighter in the legs without messing up the pleat’s effect, but I’m a bit of a novice so I didnt even try.

Material Notes

Olive green pinstriped suiting

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.53 PMby hannnc

    Those pants are amazing! You look too good in them too. Love it, I want some!

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    Jan 29, 2011, 05.18 PMby cur-jargon

    truly georgous and so well styled for YOU! well done, beauty!

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    Jan 21, 2011, 12.47 AMby lila-1

    gosh those look fabulous! ive never given that pattern a second thought because the pants just looked so bad on the model, but now i want it! other than shortening it, did you make any other alterations?

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      Jan 28, 2011, 04.07 PMby Stephanie Castro

      Haha I don’t think they looked THAT bad on the model but since they are named Marilyn trousers, they may have looked better on a… fuller model. It was one of the reasons I wasnt encouraged to make them at first too.

      Other than shortening it I didnt make any alterations, though I could have stood to loosen the waistline a bit. When I made this in other fabrics I enlarged the waistline but left the rest the same and it fit perfectly! I

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    Jan 20, 2011, 04.57 PMby neama

    Very well done! Love the fit & the colour is fab

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      Jan 28, 2011, 04.09 PMby Stephanie Castro

      Tank you, I’ve been looking for more greens like that for trousers!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 11.50 PMby carottesauvage

    the fit of this pattern is really incredible, init? I love the colour also!

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      Jan 28, 2011, 04.11 PMby Stephanie Castro

      Definitely a great fitting pattern, however the ballooning effect of the pleats when your sitting down is not so incredible ;)

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      Jan 28, 2011, 04.30 PMby carottesauvage

      See what you mean! Watch the first episode of ‘Curb your enthusiasm’-first season. (I am a fan, and I keep banging on about it). Larry David sums it up too well…

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    Jan 12, 2011, 11.24 PMby Stephanie Castro

    Thank you!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 08.58 PMby Xenia phillip

    this is great, i want it :)

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    Jan 12, 2011, 07.33 PMby barbaralenore

    Very nice!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 07.12 PMby ruthieburda

    they look Amazing!! Great work!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 09.18 PMby reneebies

    I actually think the fit you got is really nice. I had problems with the waistband and pleats creating a “fupa” effect if you know what I mean… Yours looks so good. Maybe I should try again!

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      Jan 11, 2011, 09.43 PMby Stephanie Castro

      well I do have a ballooning effect in the crotchal region when I bend over :) It never hurts to try again! Im definitely going to try these pants again in a different fabric!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 09.16 PMby henniem

    Love love love them…well done!!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 08.47 PMby BeYou TiFul

    STUNNING

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