Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Get Earthy in Marc Jacobs Silk Twill Wide-Leg Pants

My second designer inspired garment actually encompasses two design trends, earthy tones and "big girl pants".  With Marc Jacobs silk twill I made the first garment of my earth-toned wardrobe.  This is the very first time I've sewn silk twill, but it will not be the last.  I love this fabric and would like at least two more pairs of pants out of it.  If you haven't try silk twill, you should.  You will not be disappointed.

It seems like earth tones are always on trend and can be anchor tones for any seasonal wardrobe.  I really like the fact that this trend never goes away and that many of the colors are in my color palette. Wide-leg trousers are on trend and many designers showcased them on the runway as part of their spring/summer collections.  The length does not matter; it's about the way the fabric flows around the legs.  This Marc Jacobs silk twill is fluid and feels great against the skin.  Designers that feature wide-leg trousers are:  Emporio Armani, Marni, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Previously, I made view A of McCall's 6515.  This time I made view  D.  This pair was just as easy to make as the last.  The difference are the pleats at the waist and the wide-leg.  As stated in my previous review, it's an easy pant to sew.  For the next wide-leg pair though, I will scoop out the back crotch hook a bit.  Also, I'll make them a tad bit longer.  Here they look a little on the short side.  Worn below with McCall 6042 jacket, and Simplicity 4020 top, View C. 


  1. I'm glad wide legs are back - they look gorgeous, swinging from hips. Love your variations.

  2. I agree! This style is great. Classy,stylish, and comfortable. What more could gal want?

  3. WOW! Great look. You look fabulous. I love wide leg slacks and will making some for myself. Hope I look as FAB as you do!

  4. This is my favorite style for pants!! Outstanding job, you look AMAZING!!!



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