Hey everyone! Happy New Year!
In honor of the Fancy Pants Sewing Challenge, I’m here to chat and provide inspiration as well as inspire you with some patterns that would work great for this fun new sewing contest!
Right now I’m really into the wide leg + high waisted pant trend. I’m loving overalls and jumpsuits as well. This year I dove deep into pant making and tried my hand at 6 different pants patterns. I’m excited to share some of my makes as well as current pant trends happening now and on into 2019. I’ve provided you with store bought pants for examples of trending styles and paired each one with sewing pattern options to recreate the look for yourself. Let’s begin!
Wide Leg Pants
I love the loose fit in the leg and slightly cropped hemline. I love pairing mine with cropped tops (I’m all about that front tuck) and mules or slides for a super easy yet cool look.
Store bought: Madewell Emmett Wide Leg Crop Pants
Lander Pants with Zipper Expansion Pack
I haven’t ventured into this style yet but these guys are going to make a come back this year according to many online sources.
SEW IT: Check out the Bryce Cargo Pants ,
SEW IT: Sew Liberated Arenite Pants
Exposed Button Fly
I’ve made a few concealed button fly pants this year but I’m really loving the exposed button fly, this would be a fun trend to try making!
SEW IT: Dawn Jeans with Exposed Button Fly option, Lander Pants
Animal Print Pants
What says fancy more than a pair of leopard print pants? Another fun trend coming our way. I had a hard time sourcing animal print bottom weight fabrics but I’m sure they are out there somewhere!
SEW IT: This look is all about the fabric! Try using a fun twill or denim animal pant!
I’ve made three variations of overalls in 2018, and I love them all! Try sewing them up in a fun color or pattern for a “fancy pants” look.
Store Bought: Madewell Corduroy Overalls
There are so many great pants patterns out there, and this just barely scrapes the surface but hopefully it offered a few ideas for your fancy pants sewing. I’m excited to see everyone’s entries! Don’t forget to check out all of the details, giveaways and schedule of the Sew Fancy Pants challenge!! Happy Sewing!