Have you noticed that I'm kind of obsessed with pants right now? Pleated pants, printed pants. I just can't get enough! So I made myself another pair of pleated pants, this time from the book Drape Drape 3 by Hisako Sato. I bought the Japanese version in Little Tokyo about a year ago but it is available in English now. The pants look kind of weird on the hanger but really take shape once on. The pants are draped at the hips and taper to the ankle.
The drape drape patterns can be a little daunting because they have so many edges and especially since the books I have are in Japanese. Yeah, and I don't read Japanese. So I relied on the excellent diagrams provided and the sewing went really well. I was able to finish in just a few sessions. The hardest part is the pleats and it's really just a lot of folding. I made the large size and it fits comfortably at the waist. The calves are rather tight but I like it.
I really love how these pants came out and can't wait to wear them. They would be great pants for casual weekend shopping or museum going as shown above. I would dare to say you also need a fair bit of attitude to wear these pants too. They're not your usual pants (hello! side draping) and are a tad body conscious. But I say embrace it!
I could see these pants fitting in so easily at an art opening or a rock show. With heels your legs will look especially long and lean.
Zara Jersey Blazer similar to this and this
Colorful Necklace – Mine is a DIY. Similar to this and this.
Pleated Pants moodboard
Drape Drape posts
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