Denim Trousers

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I've always loved trousers for their tailored finish and flattering fit, but, I also love jeans for their durability. So, I've made a pair trousers with some gorgeous dark denim. They have a high waist, low-cut front pockets, back welt pockets, and pressed creases. I also really love a wide boot cut for the leg. It makes me think of all the golden actresses of the seventies like Faye Dunaway and Katharine Ross. 

This pair is modeled by my friend Nicki.


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  1. i love denim trousers! i made some a year ago and love how versatile they are. these look great!

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    1. I think your trousers turned out so cute! I love how denim trousers are dressier---but you're still wearing jeans. So you can totally get yogurt smudges from toddler fingers on them, and still be "fancy." :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Great idea too. What pattern did you use?

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  4. I love these!! Yes, what pattern (if any) did you use? I would love to try doing this. Or did you just use measurements

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    1. I used a self-drafted pattern that I did a few years ago.

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    2. Sad Day, I was hoping it was a purchased pattern, but it looks beautiful!

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  5. Lynette - these are gorgeous!!!! Such a great pattern and the fit is perfect on your friend. We'd love to see you link up at Pattern Revolution!! http://patternrevolution.com/blog/2014/2/5/build-a-better-wardrobe-giveaway-linky-party

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  6. Is this a heavier weight fabric? Or a really light weight fabric?
    I love this idea, you can look pulled together, but still be hauling littles around and not worry about your pants!

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    1. It's a heavy weight denim with no stretch to it. I like it that way so the waist doesn't stretch out and fall down after half a day.

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  7. May I ask where you got the denim? I'm having a hard time finding a heavier denim without stretch. Thanks!

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    1. I got it at a business called The Cotton Shop (in Provo, UT). They mainly carry quilting fabrics, but they always have denim remnants (1-4 yards) in various colors for $3.79 a yard. I always get my denim from them. (You can't beat that price!)

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  8. Just beautiful!! Gotta admire a really nice pair of pants.

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  9. Looks great Lynette! I think it's also refreshing to see pants that are a wider leg...since some of us have thighs that are larger than our calves and skinny jeans and leggings seem to be all the rage.

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  10. Hi, I just love these pants. Would you be willing to share your pattern with us? Do you know of a pattern to purchase thats similar? That top is great too.

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    1. Hey! I don't really have any way of sharing patterns digitally. I just hack out all of my patterns on newspaper. I don't stay up to date on commercial patterns, but I would suggest checking out Burdastyle for something similar.

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  11. This is what I want!!! I'm looking to sew myself some jeans that are a modern twist on a 1940s look. Thank you so much for the CottonShop hint... I might just have to drive an hour to get me some denim! If you come across the time, I would love to read a post on hints for drafting a similar pattern!

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