One of my favorite pieces from Isabel Marant pour H&M collection were the lace up leather trousers so I added that eye-catching detail to a plain pair of black trousers. I added a leather strip from the knee down because in my opinion trousers are more wearable this way. See how I made it below.
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The inspiration: Isabel Marant pour H&M
lace up trousers
|Isabel Marant for H&M lace up trousers pic via WDUGT|
- a pair of trousers
- grommet setter
- faux leather
- sewing machine
Wear your trousers. Fasten a pin at the knee level.
Rip the inside-leg seam till the knee.
Draw a pattern like the one above. Measures in inches are rounded off for ease. Red edges are seam allowance and they will be hemmed. Circles indicate where grommets will be placed. Extend the pattern for the lenght of the trousers. Place each grommet at 1.4" (3,5 cm) of distance from each other.
My pattern has 12 grommets.
Draw the pattern on the back of your faux leather fabric. You need two strips of faux leather for each leg. Draw two right sides, then put the pattern on its back and draw two left sides.
Underline the spots where grommets will be placed.
Hem the 0.2" (0,5 cm) edge and top and bottom of the strips.
Cut a tiny X with scissors. Place a grommet in place and then use the presser.
Place the leather strip at 1" (2,5 cm) of distance from the lateral seam of trousers. Sew it. Do the same with the other side.
Put the trousers inside out and hem the inside-leg seam.
How to make the leather lace:
Cut a strip of faux leather 0,6" wide and 32" long (1,5x 80 cm), fold it in half and sew it.
Insert the lace into the grommets as shown. Knot it at the beginning and the the end.
I made a second shorter 14" (35 cm) lace for the bow at the bottom for comfort.
That's it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Weekend!
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