I am the second stop on the Style Maker Fabrics fall style tour* today and even though its still above 80 degrees here in Texas I’m feeling the fall vibes with my newest makes.
As a short person, I am often hemming my pants. Sometimes I will even leave a pair of jeans a little long because I like the way they look with a turned up cuff. This habit has taught me that exposing my ankle makes me look more polished and dare I say a bit taller? I also really love the look of the weight of a turned cuff rather than a simple hem.
Today I am going to be sharing my tutorial of how to get that clean cuffed look without showing your seam allowances. This is a permanent cuff method that will leave your pants cuffed at all times and keep you from having to constantly roll them up.
I’m FINALLY posting about my first ever handmade jeans!!! Y’all – its true what they say, making jeans is NOT HARD. The trickiest thing is getting the fit perfect for your body. I highly recommend making a muslin (although typical me – I didn’t) so you can really make all the necessary changes before cutting into your good stuff. It took several tweaks but now these babies are fitting great and definitely my new favorites.
You read that right! This post is all about great trouser style pants patterns and where to find them. If you check into the Studio often you will know that I recently conducted a survey to do some market research for my work-in-progress indie sewing pattern company. If you took my survey, THANK YOU so much! Really, all of the answers I collected were so insightful and will definitely help to inform the decisions I make going forward with Amy Nicole Studio. I hope to share a round up of my survey results soon, but this post is actually inspired by some of those results as well.
I was so surprised to hear that many of you felt that something missing from the indie pattern community was good, non-jeans pants patterns. Now I know that recently most of the pants pattern released have been jean-focused. But y’all… there are so many great trouser patterns out there! In fact, I have a whole pinterest board devoted to them (yes I know I pin a lot of jumpsuits.. perhaps they need their own board). So I decided that maybe it was time for a little round-up of some of the indie pants patterns that I think are particularly interesting.
I’m super pumped to debut my final Chi Town Chino Expansion Pack trousers. These pants are so dreamy and I’ve already won them multiple times since sewing them up. They fit all my requirements for a simple, tailored, easy to wear trouser style pant. Just a heads up: I covered all the details on fit adjustments along with a full pattern review in my muslin post, so this one is going to be mostly pictures!
Yeay pants! It’s been a while since I made a pair of pants, and I believe this is my first pair of pants with a lower waistband. My goal with this project was to find a basic pant pattern that I could use over and over again to make well fitting “lady trousers” as I like to call them. Slim leg, cropped at the ankle, non denim. I’m super pleased with these pants and this pattern. Bare with me because I have so much to cover with this pattern so it’s going to be a wordy post.