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"Wrap-and-Go" Pantskirt

Added Jul 8, 2015

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






These are wrap on, one piece, easy to make pants that almost look like a skirt – what a cool combo for hot summer days! There are no buttons or zippers here. Just an interesting design. The pattern used to make my Pantskirt was a vintage/retro Butterick #6720 from 1972. The fabric is a classic 70’s polyester in a bold daisy print. The pants were originally half started by my mother-in-law, and I found these in her stash last month and finished them. To see how the “Wrap-and-Go” Pantskirt of 1972 works, view and read more, see my blog https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/field-of-flowers/




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Mod, Vintage
Linen, Polyester, Rayon

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    Jul 10, 2015, 12.32 AMby izbott

    Love it! I have to say burda has a vintage pattern for wrap pants. It’s burda easy 2989. I wore them in Cabo when I was younger. My mom had modified her pair with an elastic waist band. I love your interpretation. Well done sourcing all your fabric.

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      Jul 11, 2015, 02.54 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you for the compliment and letting me know about Burda 2989. It’s amazing to hear (now that I have a pair) how many people actually wore these type of pants. How neat!

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    Jul 8, 2015, 04.08 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Great pants! I love the stories behind clothes…

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      Jul 11, 2015, 02.58 AMby SeamRacer

      Thanks! There are plenty of stories to my Grandmother’s button collection, too. I love how stuff like this brings out stories one wouldn’t hear from the family otherwise, he he! My mother-in-law got the biggest laugh when she saw the pants again…

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    Jul 8, 2015, 11.02 AMby tessi

    What a great “find” for you! You did a nice job of finishing them and your “tutorial” for putting them on is spot-on!

    I remember this style of pants from my youth! I graduated from high school in 1969. I vividly recall a lovely, soft cotton sateen in an abstract tribal print of deep umber, navy and black with a bit of white in the background that became my first wrap-and-go pants which I wore to my sister’s graduation in ’71. I think I wore them with a navy leotard! LOVED those pants!

    I currently have a pair that I made from a burda pattern a few years ago from a cotton batik. Using the batik made me very happy because anything that flips around while wearing looks the same on both sides. I strip-pieced several bits of coordinating fabrics from my stash to make a decorative binding for all of the pant’s edges, then free-motion topstitched it in place. I will be wearing them to an evening event later this month.

    I bet you can come up with some other variations on this versatile pattern! Enjoy!

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      Jul 11, 2015, 03.13 AMby SeamRacer

      I really appreciate your reply – thanks!

      It sounds like your versions of the wrap pants were lovely. That must have been time-consuming work to make your own decorative binding with all the fabric to these pants – I’m sure it was worth it. Do you have any pictures or, better yet, still have the original garment from the ’69?

      I love hearing other people’s stories behind patterns or/and styles. I feel that it makes garments such as my “wrap-and-go” pantskirt bring back good memories for others!

      Just out of curiosity, do you also remember the “wrap-arounder” “three armhole” dresses of the late 60’s? So many patterns from that time seem to have had catchy slogans or nicknames.

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    Jul 8, 2015, 09.37 AMby Mary Athey

    These are fabulous and I love your pattern,lucky you x

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      Jul 11, 2015, 03.17 AMby SeamRacer

      Well the pattern’s not really mine, but these pants are so fabulous, I do feel lucky, Thanks!

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