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Dragon Pants

Added Feb 26, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






years ago, i got this black polyester satin fabric with dragon print that repeats every 80-90 cm. and then a few weeks ago, i came across a beautiful pants pattern on a local Finnish handicraft magazine called Moda, issue no. 09/2014 (see last pic).

so i decided to give the pattern a try. it proved to be a hard thing to do, my basic sewing skills & sewing machine had a hard time adjusting to sewing this flimsy & flowy material into something as “structured” as these pants. but with perseverance, i finally finished them and the outcome is… not so bad! the hemlines are a bit sloppy, but i’ll do better next time.

the yellow zipper was just for fun (i can’t live with just black, unfortunately). i put the prints asymmetrically on purpose, giving the pants tiny surprises on every angle (at least that was my idea!).

the shirt i wore in these pics is also self-sewn, which i will write about right after this.

also posted on my blog .

Material Notes

about 1,5m of polyester satin (150 cm wide),
20 cm zipper.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Polyester, Satin


Moda magazine, 09/2014

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    Feb 27, 2015, 11.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow!! Fabulous! The whole outfit! :-))

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      Feb 28, 2015, 09.26 PMby saxsilverain

      happy to hear that, dear Ellen! thank you so much! :)

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    Feb 27, 2015, 01.10 PMby liliv-1

    You have a great taste at picking fabrics and also you have a lot of talent in using them! I think that this outfit is one of your best!

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      Feb 27, 2015, 09.07 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much, dear Liliv!! now it’s your turn to make my night! ;)

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    Feb 27, 2015, 04.21 AMby floralgirl

    These pants are so clever and so smart. Placing a print can be tricky and you done this so well. It’s great for you that no one else will have pants like this!!

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      Feb 27, 2015, 09.07 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! you’re so right, no one else will! :D that’s why i love sewing in the first place, to make one-of-a-kind clothes! :D

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    Feb 26, 2015, 11.40 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous trousers and what fantastic fabric. You have styled this to perfection. Love this x

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      Feb 27, 2015, 09.06 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much, Mary! your comment always makes me feel so good about myself/sewing projects! <3

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