Hot! The “Loft Like” Pink Pants

The Facts

Fabric:  2 yards of baby wale stretch cord from Christmas
Pattern Jalie 2908
Year: 2009
Notions: 1 jeans zipper and 1 left over button $3.00
Time to complete:  I’d guess 8 or so hours.  Certainly, the better part of my sewing time for the week but we’ve been sick here and I ran out of thread once so my time has been limited.
First worn: I wore this outfit to church on Sunday
Wear again: Yes, the may be just a bit loose but I love them and will surely wear the again.

Total cost: Can I just say I’m not good at this part.  Maybe I just don’t want to know what I spend on my sewing.  I bought the pattern used for $10 and have used it 3 times, the fabric was a gift but was probably about $16 and the zipper was about $3 as was the button.  So if I had gotten everything for the  project it would have been about $32 but I really only had to spend $3 additional dollars to complete the project.

I have a confession to make.  Pink is my favorite color.  It has been for as long as I can remember.  While many grown women carry on about how pink makes them want to puke I can’t get enough of it.  I would totally wear some of my daughters all over pink outfits if I thought I could get by with it.  So the idea of pink pants is particularly appealing to me.  I put this lovely pink stretch baby cord on my Christmas list this year so that I could make a pair of pants like these from Loft.

This was my third run through the Jalie Stretch Jeans pattern and once again I will say that they really were not that hard.  I had to adjust the waist of these a good bit though so I’m thinking it might be time to retake my measurements and trace a smaller size.  Let me just add that I took these in a good bit more after the pictures and took my measurements again.  Turns out I need to drop 2 sizes.  That explains a lot.  They work though and they are incredibly comfortable.  I really just don’t see myself buying a lot of pants in the future since I can make ones that fit reasonably well and are much more comfortable without having to go through the dressing room trauma.  I even added enough length so they could rumple at the ankles.  For someone my height this is a real treat.  My husband things is a treat too since I end up doing most of my pants sewing in my undies so I can try them on throughout the process.

Here is a close up of the pants because I’m sure yo all wanted to see a close up of my rear view right?  I am quite pleased that they don’t have a baggy back side  though.  Usually pants that fit my waist have a baggy tail.



Stephanie mother tried to teach her how to sew growing up but she didn't really get serious about it until her 4 year old daughter was born and she wanted to put her in fancy smocked dresses. Since then, she has learned to smock and sew. Her blog and screen name come from the initials of her two children Elijah who is 8 and Emily who is 4.


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  1. I keep hearing nothing but good comments about the Jalie patterns and I can see why. Darn cute

  2. Nice pants! I like how you put them together with the denim jacket. It tones down the “girlie” pink. I’m with Jen on the Jalie patterns. I may have to try those. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  3. Super cute! And long live pink pride- it looks adorbs!

  4. Fabulous pants! I definitely like having some color on my legs – it spices up any outfit!

  5. Love the pink! JCrew is showing pants like that this season, too!

  6. I really love pinwale cord this year and these pink pants are so cute! Nice choice!

  7. Love these, and an excellent fit!