A to Z Blogging Challenge-“G”- Gaucho Pants

Day G is for gaucho pants. They are also called wrap pants but I have something else in mind for “W”. This pattern uses a stretchy knit fabric. I tried to find four pieces of fabric in my stash that would coordinate, but the ones I found were all too wild. I think the two fabrics that I did decide on are plenty wild enough! 🤪 I found a tutorial in a book that I have called Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt for these. I highly recommend the book. It’s awesome! It’s the second in a series. The first is called Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt and it is also great. There are so many creative ideas and it worked for this project even though I didn’t actually use t-shirts this time. Any knit, stretchy fabric will do.

My fabric was cut into four 17″ x 19″ rectangles. I separated them into two pairs and pinned them right sides together leaving about 12″ unpinned. I stitched them together stopping where the pins stopped, leaving the 12″ unsewn. I cut an arc in both pairs where it was not stitched. It’s hard to describe but you can see it in the picture.
Next, I opened each pair and placed them right sides together matching the curved sides and pinning them.
Then I stitched the curves together and trimmed them with my pinking shears to make the edges look pretty.
It looks like a hot mess here but it will all come together, I promise.
Then I cut two long 2″ wide pieces of coordinating knit fabric for the waistband pieces that will be used to tie the waist of the pants.
I centered and pinned a strip at the top of each section and stitched them on.

I hope you liked this project. If you do you should buy the books. I have had them both for a while and have used them to make several things. Anyway, thanks for reading!

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