FINISHED! Flamingo pants!

Back at Easter I went shopping at Spotlight with Michelle and Siobhan and picked up on sale this flamingo printed rayon that I had been thinking about ever since I saw it earlier in the year. It was on sale at a crazy price so I picked up the remaining few metres in the store thinking that I would make a kimono out of it for a holiday in North Queensland in July. The fabric ran a little bit after washing which was annoying but hopefully it's not too noticeable.
We are about to head off on this holiday and a couple of weeks ago, I realised that while a kimono would be cool (and I still have enough fabric left so this is still not off the cards) what I really wanted was a pair of flamingo pants.  Nothing says pasty white tourist escaping the colds of Canberra for 10 days in the sun (hopefully!) like a pair of flamingo pants right.

And not surprisingly I wasn't worried about matching said flamingo pants as I have plenty of stripey tshirts that will fit that bill! Stripes are a neutral after all.
The pattern is the pants from my jumpsuit from Clean and Natural.  A very simple make with side angled pockets and an elastic waist. I have fake flat felled all the seams.  I hadn't noticed until these photos that I could taper them in a bit more at the ankles to prevent them from being too much like pyjama pants. So... I remedied this post photos and they are now slightly more tapered. And perfect in my mind! I didn't take any new photos - you'll just have to take my word for it. 
I am pretty chuffed with these simple pants and am pretty excited to wear them! Bring on a holiday in the warm sun!

37 comments:

  1. Shell from SewEnSowJuly 4, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Have a great holiday, they're awesome holiday pants, even pre-tapering.

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  2. So fun! This looks like a great pattern and I think tapering them was a great idea. You are right..they're perfect!

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  3. Wish I had a warm holiday to look forward to! Enjoy!

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  4. Stripes are always a neutral in my books too. Enjoy the sun. I'm rather jealous of your holiday & new pants!

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  5. Perfect holiday pants. Or anytime pants. Love the flamingo fabric paird with this pattern!

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  6. Yup these are awesome. As are stripes - they just go with everything! :)

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  7. SeamsOddLouise.Blogspot.comJuly 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Have a fabulous holiday and enjoy wearing your lovely new pants, the look terrific.

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  8. So cute! Stripes are neutrals - you learn something new every day! So true :) Have fun in the sun!

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  9. Oh you're such a tourist! Just kidding, they are perfectly tropical and will suit Palm Cove to a tee. I was re-visiting Clean and Natural just yesterday as I had thought it didn't hold much appeal to me, but I must have missed a lot because it's fab! I'm annoyed I didn't think of ordering before I processed my order for I Love Tops - postage, grrrrrr. Have a fab sunny holiday!

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  10. Adore them! Have a lovely holiday! And I'm super excited now as I think I've got a Frocktails ticket, so will get to meet you (and lots of other awesome ladies) in a few weeks!

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  11. I absolutely love them and I am not at all disappointed that you decided against the kimono idea. Ah NQ - land of the loud print! You'll be right at home.

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  12. Oh they're be lovely in Northern QLD, so swish!

    If you are going to Palm Cove (saw a comment below) you have to dine at Nu Nu Restaurant, my friend's run it! Nick the chef was just on Masterchef apparently, but I am in Shanghai so will have to watch on the stream... Have a great holiday!

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  13. Love love love them! Wonderful how you used the jumpsuit pants pattern!

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  14. I love this outfit! Beautiful fabric and it looks perfect with the stipey top!

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  15. If you make the kimono too, you'll have to wear both pieces at once for a photo opp! I love these pants :)

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  16. Great trousers! The print is just perfect!

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  17. I really want some sunshine and flamingo pants in my life right now.

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  18. They are way too cool for school! Absolutely love them.

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  19. Thanks Margo. It's funny how fabric really changes a pattern and I didn't need to taper when I made this up in other fabric, but for some reason this rayon needed it!

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  20. Oh it was nice to feel the warmth for sure!

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  21. You can never go wrong with a stripe - or a flamingo it would seem!

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  22. Thanks Noelle. Can't wait now for the summer in Canberra so I can wear them again!

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  23. Thanks sweets. Now that I'm back from holidays I must pull out my I Love Tops and make something from that!

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  24. Thanks Sarah! So happy you have a ticket! See you soon x

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  25. And I did feel right at home in these! I'm so glad I didn't go with the kimono as well!

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  26. Thanks Gail. I just need some sunny warm weather in Canberra now!

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  27. If only every day was flamingo wearing weather!

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  28. Thanks Erin. I think the waist is a bit too high, but nothing that matters under a stripey topx

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  29. Thanks for the recommendation. There was a lot of great places to eat in Palm Cove. Nu Nu was great!

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