DIY Track pants and printed top

DIY Track pants and printed top
While searching through my closet for a pair of black pants that fit my waist comfortably, I came up completely empty handed so decided to whip up them super comfy elastic draw string waist pants in this delightful Italian crepe from that’s quite light, easy to sew and cut and perfect for warmer temps.  The pattern used for these pants is Vogue V8909  with the following alterations:

-At the waist, I used a draw cord elastic
-Added 1 1/2″ to the length of the pattern
-At the ankle I used two rows of  1/4″ wide elastics

The top was made with a Anna Sui silk from that’s unfortunately sold out but here is an alternative that’s just as nice.

The pattern used for this top was Butterick 5948 view C with the following alterations:

-Added two inches to the length of the pattern
-Added a drawstring around the bottom hem
-Removed the sleeves and added a 1/2″ band on the neck and sleeves
-Added 2″ to the front pattern piece to create a 2″ fold at the neck, which gives me more belly room
-Added a 9″ invisible zipper at the back of the neck



  1. June 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love this pattern. I made some as well, with another pair planned. I love the added length and might have to try that if I make them a 3rd time 😉

  2. June 23, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    I agree. You don't look pregnant at all.

  3. June 24, 2014 / 2:59 am

    love the pants, they can be dressed down or worn in a professional environment; I love it! You make it look so easy

  4. June 24, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Love the outfit. The fabric and styling is fab. I have to agree with the other two commenters, you don't look pregnant.

  5. June 29, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    You get it right all the time 😉 just adore your style

  6. July 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

    I LOOOVE everything that you make! You inspire me everyday

  7. October 12, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    I love your style! Very beautiful and creative. Do you have an Instagram account so I can follow?

    • October 13, 2015 / 3:57 am

      Thank you so much, my instagram in beautejadore

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