Alina Sewing and Design

If you haven’t read part 1, read it here!

I’m back for part 2 to show you my FINAL adjustments for this Chi-Town Chinos high-rise, wide-leg crop pant hack.

I made all of the adjustments I said I would make in part 1, and it worked! As a reminder/recap, this is a 1.5″ rise increase and back pockets are printed at 110% (with 1/2″ added along the top edge of the angled pocket, which is included in the original pattern). That’s it! The only adjustments to the pattern from part 1! (All instructions, crotch curve info, how to widen the legs, etc. are in part 1, so go there for full help.)

As expected, I didn’t have to make any changes at all to the side seams with this pair because I used a rigid denim. (Reminder: my previous pair used a stretch fabric and I had to make some adjustments to the side seams.)

These pants were a bit wrinkly by the time I captured my husband this weekend to take photos, so don’t mistake the wrinkles for ill-fitting pants, please. 😉 You gotta take what you can get when you have three small kids, baseball practices, house projects, residency, homeschooling, church community, and just general life busyness!

I’m super happy with the fit and feel of these pants. They are SO COMFORTABLE. Now, I feel like I truly understand the wide leg pant trend. Seriously comfort + style = yes.

And do you remember my original inspiration from Everlane? I feel like I nailed it! (I made my legs slightly more narrow than the inspiration out of personal preference, but this is a pattern hack–you can make yours as wide as you want!)

Let’s talk about the fabric for a minute. I dyed this fabric myself! This was white denim from Blackbird Fabrics (purchased back in November and no longer in stock, sorry!). It’s pretty heavy at 10oz, but was PERFECT for these pants. Just enough body for those wider legs. I used RIT dye in golden yellow to make the fabric this perfect yellow color.

Are you on the wide leg pant trend? I’m so excited about how many of you are working on this hack and can’t wait to see all of the fresh versions of Chi-Town Chinos out in the world!


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