Sewing Pattern Reviews DIY Tribal Printed Ankle Pants *singing* It’s a beautiful morning! Hey, girl, hey! *waves*These pants were a happy accident and I really like them. I’d actually used it as a muslin for my DIY jumper for Simplicity 1115, but I thought the fabric would look beautiful as some breezy printed pants for the spring and summer. Considering I’m 5’9″ and it’s very challenging for me to find pants like these that are long enough, I jumped at the chance of making this muslin into something wearable. And yay for saving fabric! The fabric is a rayon challis ikat from Low Price Fabric. Find it here. It frays like the devil, but that’s what my trusty serger is for! Originally, the crotch depth was a bit too low for the way I wanted the jumper to fit. But, I thought as separate pants, I liked them as they were. So, I re-purposed the muslin. I cut off the bodice and added half an inch elastic to the waistband. The pants had just enough room for me to pull them up over my hips without stressing the stitching. I also tapered the legs a wee bit more. These pants are going to be in heavy rotation this summer because this fabric is just everything! It pressed very easily and is so breezy against the skin. No lining is needed as this fabric is opaque (yay)! Are you inspired to re-purpose some items in your wardrobe? What ideas can you come up with? Let me know in the comments! Posted in:Sewing Pattern ReviewsTagged:Sewing Pattern Reviews Share Previous DIY Colorblock Pencil Skirt: A Re-Fashion Next Simplicity 1115 by Mimi G Pattern Review 6 replies on “DIY Tribal Printed Ankle Pants” LOVE LOVE Reply I just discovered you tonight on pattern review and I had to subscribe! You make such beautiful things! Reply Thank you! Reply I have that fabric in my stash– great jumpsuit. Reply Thank you, Oonaballonna! Reply LOVE these!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.