How to DIY Printed Pants

How to DIY Printed Pants

Yesterday I shared a moodboard of printed pants and because I love to DIY and I know you do too, today I'm sharing how you can DIY your own printed pants. There are some great fabrics and sewing patterns out there that will make your printed pants easy and fun to sew yourself.

Step 1 of every project is finding your inspiration. Sometimes you'll be inspired by something you see, sometimes by something you imagination and other times a combination of the two. Today's inspiration are these IRO Printed Drawstring Pants. I love the style of these pants, pleated at the waist and narrow at the cuff with a beautiful drape to the fabric.

Step 2 is to find a sewing pattern. Vogue Patterns is always my first stop when looking for on trend sewing patterns. They are just my favorites. The patterns are well made and the clothes fit well. I haven't used this pattern myself but the silhouette of Vogue V8757 looks perfect. Another option with a baggier look is Vogue V1323. Also check out the pleated pants I made for my spring wardrobe using Vogue V8657.

Last but not least, Step 3 is finding the perfect fabric. Above is a printed jersey from Mood Fabrics. The Ikat print is very fashionable now and the color palette matches the inspiration photo quite nicely. I'd also love to see this tie-dye jersey from Mood made into a pair of pants. Super cool right?

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