One of the biggest trends for Fall is the cropped flared pants. I have yet to try out this style but I am intrigued. I like that it’s a little narrower than the traditional culotte which I find can be a tad overwhelming. I especially like the silhouette seen here that is a little less flared than some, with an almost straight leg that has a gentle flare at the hem. Read on to see how I would DIY this pair of RTW pants.
How to DIY Cropped Sailor Pants
Step 1: Today’s inspiration is Level 99 Crop Sailor Pants from Anthropologie. These are such a fun style that can be worn to work or out on the weekends. The button details are really fun and interesting but because they are black on black, they are not overwhelming.
Step 2: For the pattern, I chose Vogue V1464. This is a pattern that I’ve had in my stash for a while. I love the sailor style button detailing. I think it’s a good pattern to have in the arsenal. It’s a classic design and you can always change the leg shape to fit current fashions. Like our inspiration pants, this pattern uses an invisible zipper at the side seams and the buttons are decorative. To achieve the cropped style of the RTW pants and depending on your height, you’ll need to shorten the pattern to a couple inches above the ankle bone.
Step 3: For the fabric, you’ll want something that is a nice bottom weight and has a bit of stretch for comfort. I chose Kaufman Ibiza Stretch Twill Black from fabric.com. It’s a medium weight with 3% spandex and should work well for pants.