Palazzo pants are long trousers worn by women and are known for loose, free-flowing, and extensive legs that open up from the waist down. Many women love to rock them during the summer as they are trendy and breathable in hot conditions. They also go very well with blouses, shirts, kaftans, tunics, kurtas, and skirts. Jersey, crape, or silk crepe are some of the fiber textiles used to make palazzo pants.
Many people patronize fashion designers or boutiques to get their Palazzo pants. However, with the right skills and tools, you can make them on your own. Before you start, remember that the most vital thing to focus on is the fit before the style itself. Do not sacrifice fit in the name of comfort.
Here are steps you can follow if you want to make your pair of these captivating trousers:
- Get the specific design you want ready. Get your hip measurement done, divide the size by two, and add about 15 centimeters. If the pattern is the one that comes with an extension at the hips, this margin should be perfect for you. Assess your crotch’s dimension using a pair of trousers you usually wear, focusing on the waistband center. If you want additional length, you should cut across the line on the pattern and extend the measurement until satisfied. Do this for the back and front pieces. To ensure that the pants fit loosely, ensure that your dimensions are not too tight.
- Put the patterns on the fabric alongside the extensions included in line with your measurements. Get a chalk or pencil to draw a line that will link the front with the back waist. The line will then be tilted a little because the back is longer than the front crotch. Do an extension of the leg seams until they are perfect for your legs. Do this by measuring from the inside leg right to the floor. For the hem, add a few centimeters or an inch. Run a line across the trouser leg base.
- Cut out the pattern piece if it fits nicely on the double section of the fabric. On the other hand, if the fabric is too narrow, cut out one leg and flip the pattern on another material, so you get a pair.
- Place the two front trousers as one and run a stitch but allow for 1.5cm seam from the crotch to the waist’s edge. Do this again for the back trouser pieces and use an overlocker or a zigzag stitch to make the seams very neat.
- Put the back crotch’s base and the front seams together and in the inside legs right to the hem. Then you press down and stitch all the seams as one. Make it neat by using an overlocker or a zigzag stitch. Using a strip of about one centimeter longer than the waist measurement, align the two ends together, then stitch but leave a seam allowance of about five millimeters.
- Spread out a fold and fix it; turn the right sides to do the stitching following the fold line. Fold the strip of bias clipping inside the trousers then do an edge stitching all over the other folded edge, leading to a channel formation.
- Then loosen some of the stitches located in the center front area of the channel and run a thread across the length of the ribbon or a piping cord. Allow for a centimeter at the hems of the pants and an extra couple of centimeters. To finish everything, do an edge stitching of the hem.
So, there you have it. Right from the comfort of your home, you can get to do your nice Palazzo pants all by yourself. Experts in fashion design will find this easy and straightforward, while those who are amateurs may need some practice before they get everything correctly done and in place. Rather than spending a lot in a boutique, you know now all the steps that are needed for you to get your Palazzo pants done.