Are you ready to start our Opal pants and shorts construction?! The first step we are going to cover are the inseam pockets! This can be done on any view, tapered or wide leg, pants or shorts. But if you plan on doing the patch front pockets, you can go ahead and skip this post. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, so let’s just get right to it!
Before we get started on our Opal pants and shorts construction, we wanted to go over one quick pattern alteration. And that is how to lengthen or shorten your pants! Now, the actually lengthening and shortening may be pretty self explanatory, but the reason we wanted to go over it is because the location of where you would slash the pattern is actually different on wide leg and tapered views. Want to see what I mean? Let me show you…
Ok friends, who is ready for the next sewalong?! It’s time to cover everything you need to know about the Opal pants and shorts! From the different pocket options, to the two different waistbands, we got you covered. Even some fun bonus hacks for you to try out in the end! So check out the schedule below, and let us know if you have any ideas of something else we can cover!
Last stop on our Olive sewalong, and its one more fun hack – a shift dress! And guess what? It has pockets! Of course, you don’t have to include the pockets. I know we all love pockets, but sometimes they can kind of ruin the silhouette of certain shapes, like this. BUT I wanted to make sure to include it as an option! Anyway, the process of extending the top into dress length is actually pretty simple, even if it seems photo-heavy below (I just went into detail!)
So you wanna just see? Let’s go!
Today’s Olive hack is probably my favorite one! Have you noticed the trend lately of elastic, cinched in tops? Either elastic above the bust, or at the waist, or both? Well since the Olive top has an optional cropped length cut line, I thought I would give it a try! It’s actually pretty easy. You don’t have to change anything with construction until you get to the hem – just create a casing and add some elastic!
Want to see how I did it? Let’s go!