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Monday, May 9, 2011

Bellbottoms in Turquoise

You're not tired of bellbottoms yet, are you? The fact that these have flared legs is a complete coincidence, since I cut the pattern fabric last year (in last year's size) and finally got around to them. The big hem pieces are constructed from 6 wedges each.


I made this pattern once before and found it to run long, so it's good I happened to wait a year to make these, since they fit perfectly now. I like the pleated back pocket with flaps. The pattern calls for the same pockets on the front as well, but in the last pair, the front pockets seemed way too bulky.



The legs are narrow hemmed, which is tricky to do on medium weight corduroy with a bunch of thick godet seams to turn under.





Sources-

Corduroy: Mill End Textiles

Pattern: Pumpkin Pants (Ottobre 4-2006-22)







11 comments:

  1. They looks fabulous. I love the hem feature. Very funky. I wonder if I have the pattern - I can see my daughter in a pair.

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  2. Love the color you selected, and the pants look super on...I always hate making the flaps for pockets, but in the end, they make a garment look more "finished"....

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  3. I love this variation on the bell-bottom !

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  4. Very cute! Just right for a little girl.

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  5. Sweet bell bottoms! Now you need a picture of mom and daughter together stylin' in their new pants.

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  6. Those bellbottoms could not be any cuter (or worn by a cuter model). I recently took my 7yo daughter shopping for pants and it was very discouraging. I think I'm going to have to sew her some. This is inspiring!

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  7. Those pants are totally adorable, as is their wearer!! I absolutely love the cute pocket details and the way that the flares are pieced. Great job!

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  8. Oh my goodness, these are just too cute!

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  9. I love these! I'm also amazed that you manage such neat top-stitching in corduroy.

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  10. These are adorable on your daughter! And I'm very keen to start on my own bell bottoms too soon, or at least some flares. Yours in the post below look fantastic!

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