I have always loved the classic look of pin stripes, so I wanted to give them a fresher look with a very high waist and crop top. When deciding if I wanted to make a dress, skirt or pants It occurred to me why I absolutely love pants. Growing up as a tall kid, it was terribly difficult to find pants that were long enough so I lived in shorts, skirts and boys button fly Guess jeans (that’s another story). So, having the ability to make pants fit especially for me as short or long as I need them is complete fashion freedom.
The fabric used was this Ralph Lauren stretch wool suiting that’s medium weight with a beautiful drape which makes them perfect for pants. Everything about this fabric is beautiful, not to mention the fact it’s 65″ wide.
The pattern used for these pants was my loved wide leg pant pattern with the following alterations:
-Removed the fly
-Added a 6″ waist band
-Added a 12″ side zipper
-Added 2.5″ to the length
The pattern used for the top was Vogue V8877 view A with the following alterations:
-Added 3″ to the length of the sleeves
-Removed 8″ from the length of the hem
-Added a 9″ invisible zipper down the back
-Added a 1″ neck back which decreased the circumference of the neck
The coat was previously made here