Guest Blogging and some pocket hacking

Hi Friends! I am late to let you in on a little info. I was the guest blogger at Ellie and Mac last week. If you are a regular reader of my blog then you know how much I love pockets! I want pockets in every possible pattern! When the Not so Basic pants came out I adored them and everyone was super cute in them, but no side seam… no pocket.

Fear Not, Friends! I have a hack for you. Just give this photo a click and you will be transported to my post!

Lola Bottoms

If you are going to make some amazing pants- Make them in snake skin print!

5oo4 Lola 4X 8

These are the Lola Pants from 5oo4 patterns. A high rise, wide leg pant that is so popular this fall. The Lola will become your new favorite pant, but they can also be your favorite capris or shorts. I sewed up my fit muslin in a woven fabric to make sure the fit was spot on. These pants are drafted to be made for a very fluid woven fabric or a lightweight knit.

5oo4 Lola 4X 1

Here I am wearing a size 4 x. I did a fully belly adjustment. I honestly could have probably used a 3x with a belly adjustment because this knit is so stretchy. I would recommend doing a fit muslin with a similar fabric to what you plan to use for your finished piece. Pants can be tricky to fit so I suggest you do a muslin. This is a single brushed poly from Sly Fox. I love it, I wanted a dress made out of it, but since these are such great pants I am happy with them too! Here is the link to the fabric.

Copy of 5oo4_Lola_Pants_Size4XL(1)

In typical 5oo4 fashion there are loads of options with these pants.

  • Pants, Capris or Shorts
  • Belt Loops and Waist Tie Belt
  • Pockets
  • Woven or knit construction

I didn’t create belt loops or tie belt because I knew I wanted to pair my Lola’s with an extra wide belt. I am sort of obsessed with this belt lately!

Showing it with and without a sweater! Looks great for a variety of seasons which is perfect for Ohio.

Do you love Lola too? Here is the link to the ladies pattern. It is on sale for $7.95 right now!

I suggest any of more fitted tops from 5oo4 to wear with your Lola’s. I am kinda dreaming of making a Jessie in red Liverpool to wear with mine! Here are a few other Jessie’s I have made.


SFFPromo 5oo4Jessie (10)Here


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