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Wide leg pants and bow shirt

Added Mar 16, 2015

by Nikki Brooks

Washington Dc, U...






I’ve been a lover of plaid since I was a child, It’s one of those patterns you can dress up or down with ease. It looks great as a shirt, dress, pants or coat. When I saw this fabric while visiting Mood NY, my first thought was a great fitted dress but at the last minute thought the scale of this plaid would be better suited for pants. It’s the perfect wool with a touch of crosswise stretch. Instead of searching for an appropriate pattern, I decide to put my seam ripper to use and ripped up one of my favorite pair of jeans damaged by bleach.

The great thing about using a piece of clothing as a pattern is the fact the fit is already accurate, so with the exception of a few tweaks this is a no fail process.

-Removed pockets
-Added 2" to the width of the waist band
-Added 3" to the pant length

The top was made using a silk georgette that feels amazing and one of the easiest silks I’ve sewn with. The pattern used for this top was Vogue V8772 with the following alterations:

-Added 2" to the length of the sleeve
-Removed the sleeve button option and added a band
-Added a gathered shoulder
-Removed the darts from the from of the pattern
(TIP) make sure you interface the button and button hole section

Material Notes

Silk georgette http://www.moodfabrics.com/navy-solid-georgette-fs22792.html




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Mod, Preppy

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    Mar 19, 2015, 07.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely outfit and perfect fit! Love your coat too!

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    Mar 18, 2015, 08.56 AMby GiveMeSomeCandy

    Beautiful outfit! I love the coat’s color!

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    Mar 16, 2015, 07.14 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous outfit. I just love both pieces and your coat is stunning, did you make it as well? X

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