My of-the-moment pattern! Pocket puff pants

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I seem to have a new clothing style obsession every other day but hey, nothing wrong with that!  Keeps things interesting.

This pant style has been in my head for a while, ever since I saw them in a store some where.  It would be so much easier if I didn’t make patterns and I could just buy the pants and get it over with.  But nope, can’t buy it when I can make it!

I knew the pattern would take a good bit of time to get right so I’ve been putting it off for a while.

I’m so happy I got the pattern done, it’s seriously so fun to wear these on E! People love them everywhere we go 🙂

Enjoy a look at the tutorial!  If you want to try them you’ll find the pattern on my website, discounted to $5.50 for a week.

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After cutting out the pieces, the slanted pocket pieces are placed on the front pant piece and sewn on at the angle.

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Open them up to look like this and get the other pocket pieces.  Lay the pocket backing on top and sew them together along the curved edge.

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Then, the pockets get folded in along the slanted seam.  It looks like this on the front

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This is the back after the pocket is folded in.

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Sew along the slanted pocket edge so pocket lays flat.  Then sew a short temporary stitch at the top to hold pocket in place.

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After the pockets are done, the top section is sewn on

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The top of the back piece is sewn on as well

 

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Front and back side seams and inseams are sewn together and then I serge around the top of the waist.

 

 

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Cuffs are sewn together,  folded into cuffs and placed inside the leg.  Serge them onto the ankles while stretching the cuff to fit.

 

 

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The elastic is the last step- I fold the waist down 1/2″ and sew around the waist leaving a gap for the elastic.   Thread the elastic through, sew it together and close the gap.

 

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Now I have trendy little puff pants for E!  I even managed to get a picture of her in a pair.  Don’t judge the phone 😉  You’ve done it too…

Remember you can always show off your photos in the sewing group 🙂

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  • Ashley Lowe

    Would you consider a yoga band style waist alteration? I love the pockets!

    • That would be a good future blog post for a modification!

    • I was thinking the same thing! It would be great!

  • Marla Stewart

    Do you have any tips on serging those tiny ankle cuffs? I ended up doing a zigzag stitch with my sewing machine on a previous pair of pants but it looks so much nicer when serged!

    • Make sure your pants are inside out with the cuff inside the ankle when you serge. Then, the machine foot needs to be inside the cuff and you should be able to do it. It takes a bit of practice!

    • Melissa

      I use the red clover clips and divide the cuff into quarters; stretched between each clip, to fit inside the pant leg. I concentrate on only stretching the cuff in each section as I serge or sew along. Only the cuff should be stretched; and the pants should lay flat as you sew up to each clip. I like the clips because they don’t stab my hands a million times, especially in tight spaces. Hth.

      • Marla Stewart

        Thank you! I am hoping to sew again soon and will have to try again!

  • Allison Searcy

    what is the surfer fabric? Amazing!

    • Right? I love it. It’s a retro surfer print by Znok I believe. I got it from Simplifi fabric

      • Allison Searcy

        Thank you! Shoulda known. Znok stuff is so cool 🙂 Especially with your patterns!