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Bright n Structured Marilyn Trouses

Added Apr 21, 2011

by carlyjcais

Portland, Oregon...






I was wanting a pair of front-pleated pegged 80’s style trousers – and Marilyn fit the bill! I chose to make mine in a brushed cotton twill in a bright coral hue. I found after finishing that there is a bit too much fabric in the front of the legs for them to be completely flattering on my shape…perhaps stitching down the pleats will help?

Check out more photos of the pants at http://www.chic-steals.com/2011/04/4-20-11-outfit-dreaming-of-brights.html

Thanks for looking!:-D

Material Notes

brushed cotton twill




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Preppy

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    Apr 10, 2013, 02.34 PMby SaucySewist

    They look cute. The pleats may soften after you wash the garment a few times. If you don’t want this pattern to hold much shape in the pleats, try a fabric with more drape. In testing a fabric, try folding some pleats along the grain line you plan to use, then hold the fabric up to see how it flows. Squish the pleats onto a table or the like and see what happens. Move it around. This will let you know a lot about the fabric.

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    Apr 20, 2012, 11.00 AMby MadeinAmandine

    Fantastic !! I love this kind of colours, and you mix it with a lot of fun… it’s beautiful !!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 09.43 PMby lindsoriah

    Hmm, I’m wanting something similar but I too am afraid of the extra front-butt volume… Thanks for the write-up— yours looks super cute on you in the pictures! I wonder if I could measure the pattern itself and try to draft some of the ease out? Kind of defeats the point of using a pattern. sigh I’m just gonna do it!

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    Apr 23, 2011, 04.25 PMby peachypanda

    Great color! I’ve been wanting some bright pants like these

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.31 PMby carlyjcais

      Thanks peachypanda! I feel like corals, reds, and oranges are the IT colors for Spring…and pushed myself far out of my comfort level to sew a pair of pants in coral! But I also found out I really like the bright!!:-)

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