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At last! A fabulous hybrid of slouchy, comfy trackpants and slick
tailored trouser, these super-cool pants are designed for a light
to medium-weight drapey fabric... think heavy crepe, hammered
silk,tropical weight wool, rayon suiting or a ponte knit.
Slim cut with a relaxed fit, this pull-on pant has a slightly tapered
silhouette and features a separate, elasticated waistband with faux
drawstring trim, plus side seam pockets.
Pants sit at the natural waist and finish above the ankle with a narrow cuff.
Depending on your fabric choices, this is a year-round, go-anywhere,
do anything piece...you could wear these with an off-the-shoulder
oversized slouchy sweater, a slim-fit short or long sleeved T, or a
close-to the-body sporty-styled zip-up jacket.
For sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/200cm of fabric;
for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 1/2 yards/223cm of fabric.
ou’ll also need some 5/8” or 1.5cm wide soft elastic, enough to comfortably
circle your waist three times, plus 1/4 yard/ 23cm of 1/2” or 1.25cm wide
ribbon for the optional faux drawstring.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
These are my go-to pants pattern. They are easy to dress up or down, based on fabric choice. I've made them in jersey as well as a fluid polyester rayon blend. I plan to make them in a heavier knit soon. It fits nicely at the waist and is roomy without being too big at the hip. (I used 2 inch elastic instead of the called for 5/8". I have a huge roll of 2 inch elastic handy, I didn't even look for the 5/8" elastic.) Also, on both pairs I made, I opted not to have the leg elastic, personal preference I guess. This pattern has pockets - would you expect anything less from Trudy? What else can I say? If you want to be comfortable at work - try this pattern! If you want to wear them out for the night- try this pattern! If you want a nice pair of pants to lounge at home in - try this pattern. It is that versatile!
I made a "wearable muslin" out of cotton crepe which turned out to be just a tad stiff for these but still "wearable." As I am almost 6 feet tall, I added 1 inch to the crotch depth, 4 inches to the leg length, hollowed out the crotch curve a little and they fit perfectly. Love the waistband design, but had a hard time finding 5/8" elastic. Just located some on Etsy. Have plans for two more versions soon - a stretch wool and a cotton-blend French terry. Just "found" HotPatterns last year and so far have had all hits and no misses. Oh! and love, love, love the pockets! and the tutorial was really helpful as well.
I used a rayon ponte for a muslin and they are perfect. I'm 5'3" and did not alter the length. This pattern has proven it is silk-worthy, I love them (although I guess I'll need to muslin again with a woven - not sure if I can count on the fit being the same). Not poufy in the waist, not tight in the hip, perfect fit under the rear. I used 3" elastic in the waistband rather than 3 strips of 5/8". Just seemed easier and I like it. I made a size 6, grading up to 8 in the waist.
I liked this pattern but I would like to see alteration lines on the pattern. For instance if you need to adjust crotch area or front area or if you want to lengthen the legs. The lines were a bit difficult to follow because they were so tight and so many sizes on one pattern. Overall it sewed together nicely.
These really are wonderful pants. They can be made quickly, they are stylish and comfortable when finished. Exactly what I wanted! I love them! They work particularly well with ponte--my new favorite pant fabric!
I made these in a ponte that was mostly cotton but has wool and lycra. They are fabulous. Instructions were clear and pattern easy to change according to my usual changes.