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Sewing Fashion Trends: flared/wide leg trousers...

Continuing with the 70's vibe, flares and wide leg trousers are also a big hit. From wide to super wide, bootcut to full on 70's disco flare and even a 3/4 length flare.
 The good thing with the wide leg trouser is it's so easy to wear whilst keeps you cool/covered up;  another minimum effort maximum style garment.

On the runways, flares and wide leg pant were seen every where from Giambattista Valli and Kenzo  (top two images) to Micheal Kors and Balmain (bottom images). Designed in various colours and prints, the world is your oyster with them.

 So what if you want to make your own version, let's have look whats around....

Hot Patterns 1065 - Bootcut Chinos, capri's and shorts.

Vogue: V8955- Loose fitting Wide leg pants

-Those vogue wide leg pants, I can just imaging made up in a jazzy print, would look fab strolling along a beach front!

If you have any other pattern suggestions relevant to the flared/wide leg trouser trend, please feel free to add the link in the comments. 


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This skirt was meant to have a center back zip along with side seam pockets. Instead I put the two together and combined the zip into the side seam pocket and thought I would share with you how I did it or basically winged it ;)

What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip. The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.  This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric.
Prior to inserting the zip and pockets and treating the lining and fabric as one layer, I made sure both side seams were over-locked 
Construction Tips: These are by no means a definite way to do this, just the way I did it.  . 

1.  Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.

2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…