I shared these floral triangle pants on instagram way back when the TRIANGLE PANTS pattern was released, but haven’t shared them here yet! I wanted to share them now along with this hack because you can get the Triangle pants in the Pattern Anthology MAKE [BELIEVE] bundle at a really great deal! This deal is only good for two weeks, so snag them now!
I used elastic in the triangular side pockets to give this pattern a whole new look. The triangle pockets really stick out if you don’t use elastic. Which was the point, I’m a quirky sewer! But if that is not your look, a quick elastic hack will make them more streamlined and pretty cute, if I do say so myself! A little ruching on the side never hurt any one!
I used a pinky purple spandex for the pockets, ankle cuffs, and waistband. The floral is a thin woven cotton.
Ah, that belly!
The top is a Pippa Peplum, which has become a belly shirt! It’s a little too small already. I’m about to whip up a new batch in a bigger size. Cue the tears.
So this hack is really easy! When you finish off the edge of the triangular pocket, disregard the instructions given in the pattern and do this instead:
Finish raw edge at top. Fold over 1/2″ and press. Sew at 3/8″ to create a casing. Thread 1/4″ elastic through and baste on each side to hold. You can decide how much you want the pockets to gather and that will determine which length of elastic to use.
This is a very girly pair of Triangle Pants, but the pattern was originally designed for my boy! Buy the MAKE [BELIEVE] bundle here!