Tie dyed pants
In my pile of tie dyed treasures that I came back with from the USA on my recent trip. Carol Kinney had added a pair of tie dyed pants. Beautiful, in all my colors.
When I teach I carry my office around with me so I need lots of pockets on my pants.
I decided to add 2 side welt pockets with zippered openings. I had some remnants left over from a purple cotton sheet which were perfect for this.
Most of the pocket is not visilbe barring for when the zippers are opened and then one sees a glimpse of the pocket so the colors still have to match the pants.
I doubled the fabric layers and stitched twice around the pockets and added a third stitching line at the bottom. From experience, the weight of keys, purse and pelephone on one side and notebook and pencils on the other side cause wear and tear.
I found 2 deep navy blue zippers in my upcycled stash which were perfect for the pockets.
Stitched all around the zippered opening in a complementary thread color and the pockets are done.
The waistband was too low for my liking. So I found a polycotton stretch fabric in my stash, again in a complementary color.
Created a new high waistband and added 2 buttons and button holes.
Perfect. I have many solid colored t shirt tops in shades matching the pants. Turquoise, burgundy, fuschia and purple. I am going to get a lot of wear out of them. Thankyou again Carol.