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Skinny Girl in Wide-Leg Trousers

I’m no slave to fashion trends but there are some styles I see on people that speak to me. Wide-leg trousers (pants for you Aussies and North Americans) have been really popular this summer. I think I’m the only one that doesn’t own a pair.

While I admire the look on others, it’s not one I would willingly wear. I generally gravitate towards the skinny jeans section in stores and stay away from anything baggy. I feel I don’t have the right “commodity” to rock the baggy style. I do love maxi dresses though but as far as trousers are concerned, skinny is the only style for me.

I figured since I make clothes now, why not sew a pair of wide-leg trousers before the trend passes me by? I found the perfect easy-to-sew pattern. Simplicity 8134. The instructions were similar to the ones from the shorts I made last week. Peep that look here. The pattern doesn’t come with pockets but I added to mine because I love everything with pockets.

Fabric is Ankara. I was a bit hesitant about the orangey brightness but I like the design. Here’s  the finished look.


If you want to try this style but can’t get a hold of the pattern, here’s a handy Youtube tutorial from Nadira037 with steps on making wide-leg trousers.

So how do you like your trousers? Wide-leg or skinny? Please let me know what you think about mine.

Thanks for dropping by.


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  • Reply Ned

    You’re photographer is good with the angles. Nice write up as always. I think the baggy trousers look good on you and maybe you could even pull off baggier trousers. Be safe 😊. Recommending your blog to an upcoming seamstress.

    March 22, 2018 at 11:22 pm
    • Reply Rosemary

      Thank you Ned. I’m not so sure about wearing baggier trousers though. I’ll swim in it but hey I could try it. Thanks for recommending my blog. You should try sewing too😁

      March 24, 2018 at 9:49 am

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