Faux Leather Camel Pants

HELLO, I MADE THESE HIGH-WAISTED FAUX LEATHER (PLEATHER) PANTS. They are the first pair of tailored pants I’ve made for myself in a long time that have given me this much pleasure, and I have big hopes for them. Please don’t let me down, faux leather (pleather) pants.

High waisted leather pants with patch pockets by Veronica Sheaffer

I pieced together a couple of vintage patterns to get the perfect rise and the perfect cut throughout the leg, and then I spent two complete days sorting out the fit, because sewing pants is very easy, but FITTING PANTS IS A GODDAMN NIGHTMARE.

Tan leather pants with pockets - sewing your own clothes - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

Especially when you’re working with leather in the color … CAMEL.

Leather pants with patch pockets - sewing blog Wardrobe Myself

Anyway, I sorted it out. If you’re curious, I used Simplicity 4748 (1950’s) for the waist/hip and Simplicity 7019 (1960’s) for the leg. Paper bag pockets are my own.

Tan high waisted camel faux leather pants on Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

Dolphin hem is my own.

Tan leather pants on sewing blog Wardrobe Myself

Moves are my own.

Sewing fashion blog Wardrobe Myself

Because it’s fake, this leather is semi-stretchy, and miraculously does not hurt my stomach. Just kidding, everything hurts my stomach. I purchased it to re-cover our dining room chairs, but I changed my mind, of course, so …

Patch pockets on tan leather pants - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog


Pink grosgrain lined pocket - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

You can see a bit of the pockets peeking out from the side, so I lined them in pink grosgrain. Guys, I’m worth it.

dolphin hem leather pants on sewing blog Wardrobe Myself

And so are these pants. GOODBYE.

P.S. Will look great with my Fringed Sleeve Sweater.



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