Couture Lunacy

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Wide Pants! I Told You So!

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To set the scene, I’m reading my blogs. I see one by InStyle (which I love BTW) and what do you know? They have a feature on wide pants. Back on July 20 I wrote a post here letting you all know wide pants are IN. Thank God skinny pants and their cousins, leggings, are going out ……… now if the snake stuff would bite the bullet!

So here’s some awesome wide pants for you to drool over. None of these are beyond making very simply with a good wide-legged pant pattern. Style Arc has a great pant here.



This one is for stretch woven fabrics, such as crepe or a light suiting.

This one



is my all time favorite Sailor Sue Palazzo Pant. I don’t have this pattern yet. I keep buying other patterns first so soon I will get this.

Now here’s some pictures of wide leg pants from InStyle’s gallery

Notice how all of the pants are prints. I think I could wear a print. For autumn/winter pants I’d look for a print ponte or a nicely draping wool woven. It would need to be lightweight or the pants would look odd. Heavier fabrics would work best in a tailored pant.

So there you go – I’m a fashion forecaster!


Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

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