With these step by step instructions you can turn any pair of trousers into a fitted top with a wide structured neck line with a zip detail. The fitted waist accentuates the shape of the top section and flatters the figure.
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Take a pair of trousers and a stretchy T-shirt or vest. Hold the waistband of the trousers against your shoulders to check for size. Fold the trousers in half so that the back pockets are flat against each other and the fly is on the edge of the fold.
Cut across from the crotch point (just below the fly) straight out to the side. Cut through all layers and make sure the pockets are clear of the cut lines.
You may want to straighten out the curve of the crotch seam under the fly by sewing straight down.
Still folded in half, cut armholes at the side where the pockets are. Cut through any pockets.
Cut your vest or T-shirt straight across the back and chest under the armholes. Cut through front and back simultaneously.
Attach the stretchy section to the bottom of your trouser section, with the raw edges on the inside. Sew this together with the stretchy side on top as you sew, stretching the top to fit.
For the trim on the armholes, cut two strips of the remaining off-cuts of the T-shirt or vest (you can take part of the sleeve if you have used a T-shirt). Make these strips a bit longer than half the length of the armhole (when laid out flat) and 5 cm (2 in.) wide. Sew together the 5 cm (2 in.) widths on each strip, creating two circles. Fold these halfway in all the way round, creating two complete circles with a folded edge (this is a raw edge). Attach these to the armholes, raw edges to the inside of the garment
and folded edge to the outside. Keep the pockets flat and in place as you stretch on the armhole trim.