Indigo Voile Culotte + Stripe Summer Tanks

Indigo Voile Culotte + Stripe Summer Tanks

Since way back in May I’ve been planning on altering these indigo voile wrap pants. While I love the shape of the originals they just weren’t practical for everyday wear. Fast forward to alter-it august and I finally got my act together and finished these pants. And I’ve been wearing them ALL THE TIME!

Before:

After:

These were a simple refashion. I first took apart everything at the seams (except for the inseam) and tried them on inside out to mark my side seam placement. I then basted my side seams with a wide seam allowance and decided on a culotte length. There is also a center back invisible zipper and a simple bias facing. I also added a split seam on the outseam bottom with double fold plackets topstitched down and an inch hem. I love that slit! It keeps the airy feel of the originals in an easy to wear silhouette. Perfect for summer!

I’m wearing these pants with two simple tanks I made this summer. The blue and white seersucker is self drafted with a lowered back, bust darts and simple straps with a split hem lined in a white remnant.

The orange and cream tank is an easy refashion of a tee shirt. I simply removed the sleeves and redid the neckline and armholes. The original was a bit tight and very high at the neck. Both simple makes but worn constantly this summer.

Back with more soon. Happy sewing!



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