DIY Cropped palazzo pants and cropped top

DIY Cropped palazzo pants and cropped top
I’ve been looking at palazzo pants for a minute, I’m not a huge fan of them but wanted to experiment.  What better way to experiment with fashion when you make your own.  I have a long torso so high waisted pants are perfect, but finding high waisted patterns are few and far between, so I used this Vogue V9075 with the following alterations:

-Removed the bodice portion of the pants
-Added a 4.5″ waist to the pants
-Added a 9″ zipper
-Tacked the pleats to create more movement

The fabric used for these pants was this Donna Karan wool and lycra fabric which was perfect for this application.  Its the perfect weight for tailored pants with a nice drape.  The fabric has a bit of stretch to it and cuts and sews easily.  This fabric would also be great in a nice tailored dress.

The top was made using this Burdastyle crop top pattern.  I purchased this silk striped fabric from Mood LA last year but here is a great alternative.

Heels- Giuseppe Zanotti
Shades-Stella McCartney



  1. April 15, 2015 / 11:05 am

    I totally adore this look, the details of the cropped palazzo pants and the top are amazing.

  2. April 15, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Officially Slain in the Spirit! Nikki … like I can not! This is too good! <3

  3. April 15, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Love this outfit! you've nailed the palazzo pant trend! I really want a pair as well.

  4. April 15, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    I didn't expect this, gorgeous outfit! I've seen this crop top made up a couple of times and your version makes it appealing to me.

  5. April 15, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    The detail in those palazzo pants are fantastic. The top is perfection. I love the portion balance of this look.

  6. April 16, 2015 / 5:42 am

    Gorgeous outfit! I made that jumpsuit a little while ago and now I need a pair of pants. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. April 22, 2015 / 1:29 am

    This is so over the top gorgeous! So editorial as Nina Garcia would say! You are amazing!

  8. April 22, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Love the whole thing!!

  9. April 27, 2015 / 3:19 am

    OH my goodness…I love this outfit! I so love everything you make! I sew too, but with my fashion blog, my sewing has taken the back seat…! All the techy stuff involved with it, eats up all my time! I have a few outfits almost done finally! You look so adorable!

  10. Tobi
    May 12, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Yet another stunning creation.

    • Nikki
      May 12, 2017 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you

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