Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wrap Pants - Camo Style
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These camo print wrap pants - yes pants - were sew much fun to make
and even more fun to wear!
They feel like a maxi skirt and secret pajamas all at once!
I'm in love!
And I love it with my self drafted cold-shoulder hi/low top!
There are many video tutorials out there for these wrap pants.
But, I chose the You Tube tutorial by my sewsister, Tree - of Stiitchless TV.
Click here for her video.
These pants are truly zero waste! Your scraps become the ties!
To wear them you tie the front 1st, then pull up the back and tie again.
Of course you can use buttons, snaps or even hook and loop tape to fasten your pants, but for those times we need a bit more room in the waist, believe me - ties are better!
There is only one seam - the crotch seam - just one!
Of course I used my serger on this lightweight knit fabric.
Chiffons, challis, linen blends, cotton, rayon and medium weight knits will work as well.
The sides and bottom only need a narrow hem. I'd suggest that you hem the bottom 1st (as Tree discovered).
I had to put my label in as soon as I stitched the crotch seam, because I didn't use notches yikes).
And even though my front crotch is smaller than my back crotch (go figure) I would not have known the front from the back once they were stitched together! LOL!
Once the bottom and sides were hemmed, I added the waistband - which included the ties. I pressed the band in half lengthwise - to prevent crazy shifting.
I centered the waistband on the front and stitched it from side to side.
I then sewed the ties from one side to the other, turning under as I sewed.
I repeated the same steps for the back.
I made a cotton muslin (woven) first.
As suspected, it opened on the side from the hip down when I walked.
Flashing is not good! Hahahaha!
But the lightweight knit worked sew much better - the sides only opened from just below my knee.
No flashing, right! Yay!
I love how it flows and how the wind picked it up and how comfy it is!
I was thinking to buy more of this fabric and make a maxi skirt, but these pants also fit the skirt bill!
Did I say that I'm in love with it!
Happy Endless Sewing!
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This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click through and make a purchase from these links, I may earn a small comm...
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