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SEWING ON TREND : PLEATED PANTS





I am sure that I am not the only one who has noticed that pleated pants are making a big comeback. It has been a LONG time since I have rocked this look - like 15 years - so my apprehensions are a little high thinking about this one. More than any other trend that has popped back up over last few years, this one really screams 80's to me. And yet, I find myself gravitating towards it. When done right (big emphasis on the done right) I think it can be really cute. Especially when made in a flowy fabric and paired with a tight fitting skinny tee either tucked in or tied off at the waist.

So yep, today I am focusing on the comeback of the pleated pants. Where is the best inspiration in ready to wear and how can we make ourselves a great pair for spring?

First, the inspiration:





Here are a few of the patterns that I thought would work really well for a similar look.

Simplicity 1887



Burda 7250


McCalls 6514


So there you go. I am curious to know what you guys think. I am pretty sure its going to be polarizing. Bring it on!

Would you guys ever rock the pleated pants?

Do any of these patterns speak to you?

Have you tried these patterns and if so what do you think?