how I made my pants wider


I know I said I would upload the tutorial for the retro print blouse today, but the pattern is already packed and I don’t remember the number of it. So I will post that next week when I can tell you which pattern I used. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had this pants I really liked, but I gained 1.5 sizes within the last 2 years, so it gotten so tight it was uncomfortable. I decided to make it wider. I used a really bright fabric for doing so, if you use something similar to the original fabric it probably will not be noticed as an later addition ๐Ÿ˜‰

DSCF4859so thats my pants I started with

DSCF4860I cut the side seam out from waistband to hem

DSCF4864then I used that seam as pattern

DSCF4865I added 0.75cm to each side, for making the pants wider and the twice the seam allowance all around, if you just wanna change the look of your pants you just add twice the seam allowance all around, if you need more ease add more cm

DSCF4883then I cut the fabric, I went for a crazy choice, and by now I am thinking maybe something more subtle would have been better, so choose wisely;)

DSCF4884DSCF4885now pin the strip in the side seam

DSCF4886leave seam allowance at top and hem

DSCF4916sew and serge

DSCF4917now double fold the seam allowance at waistband and hem

DSCF4918and sew

DSCF4919 (copy)and I fit in my pants again, picture of me in it yet to come, it is also in some box, when I found it I will take a picture;)

I hope this was helpful for you, let me know what you do to your pants and how it turns out! If there are any questions left, I would love to hear them.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy



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