The perfect mix of relaxed glamour and indispensable style, these fabulous jeans are designed for drapey pants-weight fabrics...try a fluid washed linen, heavy rayon, single or double knits, tencel denim or a heavy crepe.
Slouchy 5-pocket Jean sits j-u-s-t below the natural waist and has a contoured tab-front trouser-style waistband with optional belt carriers. Jeans feature a relaxed, straight-leg silhouette with deep hems for a fabulously fluid effect, plus the classic jeans back yoke,front zipper fly and optional topstitching.
These are the essential dressy-casual pants and you're going to need more than one pair!
Try them in a fluid denim with a trim jacket and chic T-shirt for a great everyday look; make them in a stable knit and wear them with a an oversized sweater for a slouchy-luxe casual outfit; or try them in a rayon velvet with a billowing silk shirt for a low-key evening look.
For sizes 6-8-10 you"ll need around 2 1/2 yards / 2.30m fabric; for sizes 12-14-16-18 you"ll need around 2 3/4 yards/2.55m fabric;
and for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you'll need around 3 yards/2.75m fabric.
You"ll also need about 1/4 yard/ 23 cm quilting cotton or similar for the pocket bags & waistband facings, plus 1x 8"/20cm jeans zipper and a trouser hook & bar fastening, and 1/4 yard/23cm of fusible interfacing. Self-colored or contrast topstitching thread is optional.
All fabric amounts are for 60"/150cm wide fabric.
Posted by Theresa Davies on 2nd Apr 2011
This is wonderful pattern, easy, well thought out and has great tutorials available on installing the zipper and the menswear lined waistband. These jeans are a little dressy, a little slouchy and 100% comfortable and good looking. I love both pairs I've made so far. One in light weight denim and one in 100% Tencel. Adjustments I've needed to make to the pattern are nothing more than length (shortened). They sit nicely just below the waist as stated and no adjustments needed for the crotch area at all for me. I've never made a pair of fly front zippered pants before let alone jeans and I got through this pattern easily with a bit of help from the tutorials. I'll be getting a lot of use from this pattern.