Pattern Review: Palazzo Pants Tutorial by Pinkchocolatebreak
Hello! Well my sewing mojo is well and truly back as here I am with another pattern review. This time with a DIY Palazzo Pants tutorial.
I have a pair of super comfortable RTW pajamas that are like this and they are so great to lounge around the house with (in fact I rarely wear them to bed!) that I have been on the lookout for a Palazzo Pants tutorial. The tutorial says that they take 20 minutes. I am a slow seamstress so it took me 1.5 hours at a very leisurely pace from start to finish.
There are a number of tutorials online but the one that I went with is by Pinkchocolatebreak. You need an existing pair of pajamas or pants to do this. I used a pair of slim legged tracksuit bottoms rather than pajamas and it worked out fine. I ended up having to take an inch in at the waist but other than that I had no other alterations. I didn't do any finishing on my seams as I was testing this tutorial but next time I would finish them with my overlock stitch. As I didn't want my pants any shorter I just turned up the bottoms and zig-zagged them.
I do like the option to make the waistband the size that you want and as these pants are made from a stretch jersey the fit is pretty good and hugs you at the right places. Its worth mentioning that Pinkchocolatebreak has a number of fun tutorials but I think that nearly all of them are made from stretch fabrics so that there is less fitting involved.
The fabric is a print jersey that I purchased from Simply Fabrics in Brixton for £3 per metre. The fabrics sewed up fine. I don't think that it is amazing quality and I suspect that the fabric may fade a little over time. However for these house pants it works really well and they are super comfortable. I am wearing them right now as I write this review!
You can see my Pattern Review here.
This is great no-pattern instant gratification and I sure that I will make these again!
Anyone else been sewing some speedy DIY tutorials?