Cargo pants have been around for a while, and the versatility in their utilitarian design is what makes them so appealing. Large pockets are not just a statement in design but also incredibly functional, offering ample space for essential items. The camouflage pattern also holds a special type of compliancy, similar to that of denim, that can work with almost any shoes as well as any top. In admiration of the Liv pants, we added a distinctive touch to this pant redux, taking inspiration from the Adair cargo pants as well as some details from the Dorian dress.
Firstly, what sets digital camo apart? Unlike traditional camouflage which uses broad patterns and organic shapes to conceal the wearer in nature, digital camo uses small, pixelated patterns that were initially designed to disrupt modern digital detection devices. The outcome is a visually striking pattern that not only serves a practical purpose but has been embraced by streetwear enthusiasts and high-fashion designers, take Pharrell William’s debut collection at Louis Vuitton for example.
Camouflage has long since transcended its original military roots. From urban streets to high-fashion runways, camo has been seen adorning everything from shirts to shoes, and perhaps most iconically, pants. Made with cotton ripstop and a cotton corduroy, this design embodies the spirit of the modern adventurer – someone who isn’t afraid to stand out, values functionality, and always stays ahead in the fashion game. Whether you’re navigating the concrete jungle or the great outdoors, these pants not only got you covered, but got you covered in style.
Adding the color block:
Cut out a piece of pattern paper measuring 8 ½ ” wide and 16″ long, this already has ½ ” seam allowance accounted for. Cut 2 pieces of fabric and sew over the knee area before you close the inseam.
Adding the cargo pockets:
Download and use the Dorian dress pattern for it’s pocket, pocket flap, and pocket strip. Print out only the pieces necessary. We’ve enlarged the dimensions of these pieces to give it an oversized look. For the pocket, add 2″ around the whole diameter and account for 1″ pleat at the center. For the pocket flap, add 2″ to both sides of the width, and 1″ on each side of the length. Finally, extend the pocket strip pattern piece by 12″.
There’s hardly any way to go wrong when adding your touch to a timeless pattern like this. With so many different options at hand, from fabrics and buttons, to color blocking and pocket placement, what will you make out of these pants? Share your ideas in the comments!