Military Pants – German Style

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Military Pants – German Style

I desperately wanted some pants with a military-looking design. Josh and I went out and about shopping together, looking EVERYWHERE for a decent pair, but we couldn’t find anything satisfying, anything I really liked, or anything I would be pleased to wear. Most of the pants we found were not the right style or design and some others were not the right type of fabric that I like. After a long week of disappointment with shopping malls, we made a final decision to buy the fabric so I could design my own pants. This is exactly what we did!

I bought two amazing denim cotton fabrics, one dark navy blue and one beige. I threw some rough sketches on paper, until I came up with a couple of perfect designs I was really happy with. For these pants I wanted something similar to the German military pants they used in WWII, but more modern. Plus they had to be warm, so I could use them in the cold winter and on snowy days that Canada is famous for.

Usually I like loose pants, so I made the top part very comfortable, with functional pockets in front and decorative pockets on the back. The best thing about the military-esque pants is the side-pockets, so I definitely wanted additional side-pockets. I am a 90’s girl after all. 😛 I designed them with skinny legs, as it makes you look taller, which is more convenient for use with long winter boots.

For my favorite part, the details, I used military-looking buttons. I put seven of them on the sides of the pants to create an interesting design. For the final touch I put a few silver pins on the edges of the front pockets. It turned out to be an amazing military-esque design and I am so pleased to wear these pants whenever the mood strikes me. Check it out 🙂

P.S. If you don’t know how to cut patterns from the get go, use a pair of pants you own and start your fashion designing adventure.

Copyright © 2014 - 2016 Sonilda Bardhoshi Mills, Joshua Joseph Mills.
All rights reserved. Published in Canada by The Mills' Mill.

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