• Sharon Prigan

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.


Purple pockets
Purple pockets

I found 2 deep navy blue zippers in my upcycled stash which were perfect for the pockets.


Navy blue zippers
Navy blue zippers

Stitched all around the zippered opening in a complementary thread color and the pockets are done.


Side welt pockets with zippered closure
Side welt pockets with zippered closure

The waistband was too low for my liking. So I found a polycotton stretch fabric in my stash, again in a complementary color.


Too low waistband
Too low waistband

Created a new high waistband and added 2 buttons and button holes.


New high waistband
New high waistband

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.



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