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my kind of everyday pants

Added Jan 12, 2013

by prettysewing...

George, South Af...






I saw this beautiful floral material sometime ago… and I often thought what can I make with this?? I liked the material so much! At first, my idea was for a wide scarf. But then it hit me: pants!! Out came the trusty NewLook 6948 pattern, and here it is! I’ve been hearing it non-stop ever since.. it is super super comfortable and cool. The material feels like a cotton blend (maybe with chiffon, its so soft :) I modified the pattern slightly by adding elastic to the bottom hems and a fold-over knit instead of a drawstring.




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    Jan 13, 2013, 07.56 AMby samsews

    These are fantastic! and I might have the perfect copy-cat fabric in my stash – inspirational:)

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      Jan 14, 2013, 10.58 AMby prettysewinggirl

      oh go for it :) I’d love to see your versions!!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 07.20 PMby sewingfan1

    Great choice. The fabric works perfectly for them.

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      Jan 14, 2013, 10.59 AMby prettysewinggirl

      thanks :) its so nice when you get that perfect pattern-material match and you know you’ll just wear it until its worn out :) the best satisfaction ever!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 06.13 PMby freaky-philomeen

    whow, both your pants are wonderful! amazing, how the elastic hem can change the style completely….Do you ever get to wear warm pants in SA anyway?

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      Jan 14, 2013, 11.04 AMby prettysewinggirl

      aww thank you :) I particularly love this version!! Indeed!!! it can get quite cold over here in SA!! I’m at the very very tip of Africa… our winters are mild, but still cold! I’ve tried my first jackets this here, and this wool one did the job for SA’s winters :)

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    Jan 12, 2013, 05.58 PMby magdamagda

    Very cool and inspiring! I could use a pair of pants like this…

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      Jan 14, 2013, 11.05 AMby prettysewinggirl

      thanks!! one of my most successful projects of lately.. based on me wearing them constantly :)

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