DIY Palazzo Pants

DIY Palazzo Pants

Fall sewing projects are underway!

We’re getting into my season – I’m a winter baby, so this is my time of year and I’m pretty excited for what my closet will look like after I iron out this To Do List!!  Naturally, my wardrobe is transitioning from my pleated skirts and dresses to pants. In my downtime at work, I sneak a [several] peaks at MSN’s Wonderwall to see what the Stars are wearing.

My current obsession (and everyone else’s too) for Fall is the high waist, palazzo pants! Over the Labor Day Weekend I cut out FOUR separate projects for pants, 2 of which are for PALAZZO’s! 🙂

SIDENOTE:  Since, I’ve been trying to branch out from my bread and butter – Vogue,  I started Burda’s September Sewalong.  My thoughts on them, now that I’ve dipped in the Burda pond coming soon!  Flip or Flop??  You won’t want to miss it!

I chose McCall’s pattern M6514, View D for my first completed pair. Check out my mini review of this pattern below but keep scrolling for the meat n potatoes!

Full Pattern Review

Pattern Used:  McCall’s 6514, View D, Cut Size 12

Alterations Made:  None

Pattern Description:  Very loose fitting through the hip, side front pockets, elastic back and narrow hem.  View D – front gathered into self-lined yoke.

Pattern Size:  A5 (6-14)

Does it look like the photo on the pattern envelope?  Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes.  Very straight forward and easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern?  I love the loose fit.  I like how quickly the pants came together.  (see the video!!)

Fabric Used:  Jersey knit, 2-way stretch; light weight and….stretchy!

Would you sew it again?  Yep!

Would you recommend it to others?  Absolutely.  It’s a fairly quick project, and what woman doesn’t want a pair of palazzos?!  Comfy & CUTE!  It’s a no-brainer.

Final thoughts?  As mentioned in the video, you don’t need to hem if you’re using a jersey (stretch) knit like me.  It’s a waste of time and trust me, I wasted a lot of time 🙂

Ya know what?  I think I just cut a size too big for me.  I’ve been losing inches and now that I’m thinking it all through, I think that’s where my waist issues came from {shrugs}  Yay me 🙂

DIY Palazzo Pants - M6514 Pattern Review

DIY Palazzo Pants - M6514 Pattern Review

These pants are WIDE– So if you’ve been wearing nothing by skinny jeans lately, this is a big difference!  The pants are also a bit long for me, but I love them anyway!

Outfit details:

Jean Shirt – Express, Tank – Target, Pants – DIY!

Interested in making this pattern?  I wanna see!!!  Tag me in your IG posts, @a_fashion_addict1.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the video and the pattern review.  What’d you think of my DIY Palazzo Pants?

I really love hearing from you guys, so feel comfy leaving me comments below!

Until next time, 

Xoxo 🙂

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10 Comments

    • afashionaddict
      September 11, 2015 / 11:06 AM

      Yesss! (I love my flats though)

  1. Brenna
    September 11, 2015 / 1:37 PM

    They look lovely!

    • afashionaddict
      September 11, 2015 / 1:48 PM

      Thank you!!

  2. Natalie
    April 27, 2016 / 3:53 PM

    Thanks for the review! Wish you had a video of how you followed the pattern for newbies like me. 😀

    • afashionaddict
      April 27, 2016 / 4:06 PM

      Hi Natalie,
      I think doing a video for these pants is a great idea and it’s definitely do-able!

      I love these pants & I’d love to show you how to make your own too. 🙂

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      Stay tuned for the tutorial!

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