How To DIY Fashion Peg Leg Chino High-Waisted Trousers

With Autumn not so far away, this week's post is a review on trouser trends spotted in 2012/13 Spring/Summer fashion. So i came up with the trouser, i call "The Edge Above". Not only do i love the style for Spring/Summer but i shall be wearing it into Autumn.

I made it to hug the butt unlike trousers seen in ALL high street shops that continually slide off womens behinds, showcasing undies to the world. These trousers aren't just street but high fashion. "The Edge Above" trouser combine and resemble the peg legs, cropped chinos and high-waisted trousers we often see, and it feels absolutely comfortable. I think it looks stylish, sporty and has an element of sophistication to it.

A few unique aspects to this project are the pockets, high-waist line and trouser cuffs to name a few. I  maintained consistency by experimenting with different printed sections of the material/fabric. To recreate this look, i suggest you view the video and the pattern picture shots below. If you have questions/comments, feel free to post below.

This design consists of 6 pattern pieces. You will need about 2-4 yards of fabric depending on your size measurements (based on UK size 6-18). You may wish to double the fabric or add a dress-lining for thickness and to reduce transparency.
I created this based on the common chinos and jogger/lounge trousers. So combining it with a high waist was a feature that I really like and believe can pull off. The summer 2013 brought out a lot of sportswear so this design was a good fi. It can be dressed up or casual. Fashion styles with a sport look was what I wore most during 2013 after giving birth and being mum, comfort is first and foremost on my mind. As for the material, I wanted something unusual and vibrant to pull of the features of this particular pattern design

1. Begin by laying the fabric flat on a smooth solid surface, preferably on its biased side
2. Lay patterns sparsely over the fabric. Using tailor pins, begin pinning the patterns down
3. Cut the patterns out of the fabric on the outer seam edges. Remember to cut out patterns for the left and right side 
4. After cutting 2x of pattern (a), attach pattern (f) to the left and right side of the trouser by connecting the angular edges together. You’ll need 4x of pattern (f) in total to attach to the front, back, left and right of trouser patterns (a) and (b) to create pockets
5. Make sure all edges of pattern (f) have been seamed together on reverse side for patterns (b), (a), left and right of trousers.
6. Using tailor pins, pin up the edges of the ankles (1.5 -2cm), then use a standard straight stitch to secure the edges.
7. Select 2x cuts of patterns (a). Place the patterns together by ensuring that the biased sides face faces your palms, lay flat and make sure the edges meet.
8. Place tailor pins on the curved edges of the trousers only. Then secure with a standard straight stitch.
9. Open the trousers flat out on correct side and then fold over on the reverse side the top edges of the connected pattern piece (a). Secure with a standard straight stitch for a neat finish
10. Do the same immediately described for pattern (b)
11. Place the connected pieces of pattern (a) flat out with correct side facing towards you and lay flat the connected pieces of pattern (b) flat out on top of connected pattern piece (a) with reverse side facing towards you
12. Use tailor pins to secure around the side edges of both connected pattern pieces. Secure with a standard straight stitch. Remember to leave an opening for a side zipper on the right hand side of trousers.
13. Add a side zip
14. Finish the design by over-locking the edges on the reverse side and use a needle and thread that camouflages with fabric to neaten any overclocked edges.

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