DIY Perfect cropped trousers

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By now it’s quite evident I’m in love with a great fitting pant.  One of the top questions when it comes to pants is always “How do I get a perfect fit?” The answer to this question always starts with a great fabric.  This medium weight wool twill from moodfabrics.com is simply perfect! It has the just the right amount of stretch and structure and were not going to even talk about how incredible the color is.  This is hands down one of the easiest fabrics to cut, sew and iron.

The pattern used for these pants is McCalls M6404 view A with the following pattern alterations:
-Removed the knee riding sections
-Removed 3″ from the length of the  pattern
-Added 3″ to the length of the waist
-Added a 9″ side zipper
-Added a 3″ ankle slit
-Added double welt pockets to the back

The top was made with a fabric I had in my stash using this vintage Vogue pattern 1424 view E with the following pattern alterations:
-Used the neck option to view C
-Removed the loop buttons and added regular buttons and button holes
-Removed the wrist cuffs and added elastic

 

 

 

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Coat-Ann Taylor
Heels- Schutz
Bag- Cole Haan

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18 Comments

  1. December 25, 2014 / 5:40 am

    thanks for posting this. I just love this combo!!! My coworker was walking by and she kept saying how much she loved the shirt

    Question: did you add 3 inches to the length or the width of the waistband?

  2. December 25, 2014 / 9:20 am

    Beautiful outfit!

  3. December 25, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Happy Christmas to you!
    Great fit on your outfit, great fabric choice.

  4. December 26, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Wow, these pants are amazing!

  5. BL
    December 28, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    Nice orange shade

  6. Morgan
    December 28, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that top! I so wish you had a local shop! I'm in the DMV area and we wear about the same size!!! I'd love to raid your closet! Lol

  7. January 2, 2015 / 6:51 am

    oh my, amazing pants and i hope you dont mind me saying – your backside looks super fabulous in them! *body/pants envy!*

  8. January 4, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    These are just perfection – if only I knew how to make pants like these, days of shopping stress would be over!

  9. January 9, 2015 / 2:27 am

    Hi! I love your page! I am a fashion blogger also @ http://www.myworldfashion.com
    I just started sewing and am having such a hard time getting my waist perfect. Definitely going to try some of your techniques! Your clothing looks great! Thanks for the inspo!
    Xoxo Emily

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