If you want, if you need, if you simply must
have a pair of super-slick pants with a
smoooooth silhouette, you’ve found them!
These clean, simply-styled pants are designed
for firm pant or bottom-weight woven fabrics
with at least 10% stretch. Choose stretch
denim, twill, suiting, gabardine, sateen...just
remember, the stretch part isn’t optional!
Slim cut pants have a semi-tailored fit, with a
center-back zipper, a grown-on waist, plus
double darts at the front and the back for a
superior fit. Pants finish j-u-s-t above the
ankle with a side slit and deep hem.
These miracle-working pants have a crisply
tailored look, but once they’re made in
stretch woven fabrics, they feel as comfy as
PJ pants. Wear them under all your favorite
blouses, shirts, tops, T’s, tunics & sweaters
for an impeccably smooth silhouette.
For sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around
2 yards/182cm of fabric;
for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around
2 1/2 yards/223cm of fabric.
You’ll also need 1 x 9”/22cm invisible zipper,
plus 1/4 yard/ 23cm of fusible interfacing
(this is optional but recommended).
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Hotpatterns has a knack for drafting great-fitting pants patterns, and this is no exception. The terrific "slim but not squeezed-tight" silhouette makes even my short legs look long and lean. They sew together easily. Like all pants patterns you need to make a test-garment/muslin to fine-tune the fit...but I am just 4' 11" tall, and only needed to make one test-garment/muslin before using my "good" fabrics. I've made countless pairs of these Tummy Taming Trousers in everything from stretch-brocade to stretch-denim, and always get compliments...gotta love that ;)
I have had this pattern since it came out, but I finally sewed a pair up this weekend.
i will make more, perhaps this coming weekend. They were quite easy and sewed up rapidly once i got the dread muslin out of the way. They are flattering, although they did not make my menopot totally vanish.
I used a stretch denim, and the pants look good, but have very little give. I am hoping the fabric will soften with wear and washing. Next time I will use a stretch sateen, which is lighter weight.