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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 Moodfabrics.com 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 moodfabrics.com 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