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Fancy Pants

September 9, 2015

The final act of “Making Things for Pedro, Summer 2015″… Tuxedo Stripe Jogger Pants!  Or whatever you want to call them.  This make was the one I was worried the most about, fit-wise, because Pedro lives so far away she couldn’t try them on midway through when they would be easiest to adjust.  They turned out fine though, mainly because it’s a loose fitting style.

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Pattern: Burdastyle #138 08/2014

Fabric: Black stretch satin for the side stripes, waist band and pockets, and poly-lycra suiting for the main pants.

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Design Likes/Dislikes:  The style is very trendy right now, but these pants are not too baggy or gathered that they look like sweat pants.  I really like how the satin side stripes make it look very fancy and the positioning of the pockets in the front side seam is nice.

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Sizing and Fit: Based on Pedro’s measurements I made a size 48 but probably could have gone down to 46 because they tend to slip down a little during wear.  Pedro also complained that there was too much fabric around the thighs.

"Protesting" in front of the legislature doors. Fun Fact: Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral (no House and Senate, just a Senate) but the capital building was built for both houses. I think the second legislature room is just empty.

“Protesting” in front of the legislature doors. Fun Fact: Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral (no House and Senate, just a Senate) but the capital building was built for both houses. I think the second legislature room is just empty.

Changes: Initially I had sewn in the invisible zippers at the ankles (perfectly, I might add) because Pedro is uber trendy.  But, though she is taller than me, Pedro is not as tall as the pattern so I had to cut them off and do a normal hem.  I also made the pockets a little bigger, because pockets in pants should be useful, and left off the drawstring per Pedro’s request.

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For Next Time: I would go down a size, but I’m not sure Pedro needs anymore work pants.  These could easily be made in jersey as casual pants though.

~Molly

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2015 8:23 am

    Love those fancy pants!

  2. September 10, 2015 11:15 am

    Pedro looks stylish but still fun- nice job!

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