Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants


Let’s just stop and talk about my new pants for a moment. I made these babies last week after finding 5m of this tweed fabric in the opshop for a crazy $10. Thank you baby cheeses. Hubby had a pair of golf pants made and I made these with the leftover. I believe they’re called paper bag pants? Whatever they’re called they’re my new favourite thing in my wardrobe. I need a pair in every colour now. My love affair for this type of pant stems from the 80′s- in particular, Culture Club/Sue Clowes, Bananarama, Vivienne Westwood blah blah blah. I spotted Saskia De Braw wearing a pair and it pretty much cemented the idea of making myself a pair not before self-doubt set in though; she’s Saskia, she can wear  anything. Can I pull this off?


Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants

 1: Saskia De Braw  2:Mikey Craig, Amos Pizzey & Boy George   3:Vivienne Westwood   4:Siouxsie Sioux


Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants


These were self drafted, a relatively easy make, just a big-man pant really, the top of the pants were cut higher than usual. I placed in a zip  which is completely useless but a necessity to complete a professional looking pant— I think anyway. I lined the top half with black cotton and placed a channel in for the tie to travel through, sewed on the carriers for an additional tie to belt up which I can replace with rope if I want. You know the look I’m talking about.


Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants


Lovely deep pockets to sink my hands into and the welt pockets on the rear!! well, I had to make three pairs of pants for a customer last week and I was really chuffed with the welt pockets on all of them. I think it’s my new favourite thing to sew, they just look so spiffy, a real professional finish. I’m over the moon with how these turned out. Definitely the perfect fabric for this shape of pant.


Kazzthespazz.com | Paper bag pants

 


The suspenders are from Ebay, they had to be these ones not the clip-ons. They’re perfect. I just needed to sew on some little buttons for them to attach too then I was done.


Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants

Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants

Kazzthespazz.com | Paper Bag Pants


So what do you think? I think they’d be worth some serious dollars out there in retail world. I seriously love them. ***If you have similar fabric and want a pair you should totally get in touch with me I’d be happy to make you a pair. As long as we are never in the same room as one another I don’t care how many pairs I need to make.

 

Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments on my daughters Mickey Mouse outfit. so, so pleased you  liked it.


Happy Days indeed.

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