The Casual Tourist // DIY striped pants

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Or make them :)..

Do you have a pair of pajama pants?! Here’s a little instruction on how I made these pants! 
Things you’ll need //
1 3/4 yard of fabric
1 inch elastic band
sewing machine
Instructions //
1. fold your fabric in half; hamburger style. So when you pin and cut the fabric, you’ll have both the front and back of your pant leg.
2-3. lay out your pants, right side up, flattening out one of the pant legs (Especially around the crotch area!) so you can “trace” it with your pins. Do the same for the other side. 

4. start cutting! About 1/2 inch from the pins so there’s room for the seam and leave an inch on the top + bottom for the fold.
5. unpin one of the legs and turn them inside out; repin. Now fold out the bottom of the fabric on both sides.
**Try them on. You want to make sure it fits right before you waste time sewing like I did lol (so impatient)
6. start sewing your hems.
7. now sew both sides of your pants, for the inseam, leaving out the crotch area (we’ll sew that later).
8-9. now lay out both legs side by side (where they look like actual pants), take both front sides of the individual pant legs and pin together at the crotch. Flip the pants over and do the same to the other side. Then sew them.
10. still keeping your pants inside out, you’re now going to sew in the elastic band. lay the band at the top of the pants, securing the starting point with a pin, and fold the fabric over with about a 1/2 of fabric extra for sewing. start pining the fabric all the way across one side.
11. keeping the elastic in, start sewing where you placed the pins. once the first side is complete, pull the left over elastic so you have enough elastic for the other side. You’ll notice your fabric will start bunching up πŸ™‚

12. repeat step 10-11.
13. no sew the elastic together. then finis sewing the pant leg sides.
14. flip them inside out and start wearing them!
It’s really hard to take pictures of stuff while I sew and I suck at written/verbal instructions lol If I could just Tim Taylor it, give a grunt and point, showing you how I do it, that would be so much more ideal for me lol But I hope you enjoyed it and learned out to make your own pants! I certainly have no idea what I’m doing so maybe that’ll help inspire you!! ;P

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  • Rebecca Lewis

    I love your blog so much, the posts are always amazing!
    I've nominated you for a Liebster award! If you wanted to answer my questions you can find them on my blog!

    Becki xxx

  • Heidi D.

    Love this easy summer look and GREAT tutorial! I always know your posts will be different and fresh from other blogs. Love it!

    Heidi D.

  • dannonkcollard .

    Wow! Thank you so much Rebecca! I will be more than happy to answer those questions πŸ™‚ And I'm so glad you love my blog! Hopefully I can keep it up πŸ˜‰

  • dannonkcollard .

    I'm so glad you like it! That's so refreshing to hear. You worry that people are going to be looking at the same thing with all the blogs out there! Let me know if you ever have any request πŸ™‚

  • Ashley

    I love your hair color. It almost makes you remind me of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Oh, and when are you posting a hair tutorial from the photoshoot you posted of you in your kitchen? The updo you had was so simple but really perfect.

  • Jessica O’Rourke

    LOVE!!! what shampoo/conditioner and hair products do you use to maintain?

  • dannonkcollard .

    I use these products here!

    A sulfate free shampoo and conditioner so the toner doesn't strip and the color last longer, and Shimmer Lights Shampoo every other time I wash my hair to keep it platinum and not brassy πŸ™‚

  • dannonkcollard .

    Oh, I LOVE game of thrones!! Hate I have to wait until April to watch the next season πŸ™ And the undo tutorial will be out by the end of this month! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  • dannonkcollard .

    Thank you so much Marshall!

  • Sophia Victoria

    You have such a great blog! The pants look really good and comfy and I can totally understand you! I am alway that impatient I need to sew fast and have a result and so I often forget to try things on or to pin them correctly… Well, it works that way as well, I guess πŸ˜‰
    Love <3

  • Jennifer Jayne

    Great tips…I'm always trying to maintain my ash blonde hair!

    Jennifer Jayne xx

  • dannonkcollard .

    Thank you! I neeevvvver try anything on until after I sew it just because I know how OCD I am and then I'll never make headway! Glad I'm not the only one πŸ™‚

  • Ashley

    Did you ever get around to posting that updo tutorial? I'd love to see it!