DIY Ribbed velvet ankle zip trousers

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In an effort to get rid of old fabric that’s been collecting dust, I’ve made a ton of separates this month. When I pulled out this ribbed velvet I picked up from Joann’s two years ago, I figured the only thing to be done with this is a pair of pants.  These pants were made using this McCalls M6404 pattern view A with the following pattern alterations:

-Removed the knee riding insert
-Added 4″ to the length
-Added a 9″ side zipper
-Added a 3″ band at the ankle
-Added a 9″ zipper at the ankle
-Added a 2.5″ waist band

Pants- DIY
Top-vintage Oscar de la Renta
Clutch-Prada
Heels- Schutz

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5 Comments

  1. December 23, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Great pants…the fabric on the backside looks different from the rest of the fashion fabric…Is it the same fabric perhaps going in a different direction?

  2. December 23, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Oh my! I just finished sewing little girl velvet dresses and working with velvet proved to be a real challenge. I can't believe you tackled and did an amazing job on velvet pants. It is a tricky fabric to work with and those pants look amazing! Bravo.

  3. December 24, 2014 / 7:33 am

    Love these pants!

  4. April 12, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Beautiful outfit that is. red is my favorite dress color. looking so good.

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