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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