Wide Leg Pants from Peppermint x In The Folds
Posted in Projects on Tuesday the 11th September 2018 by Vicki Ormerod
Finding a pants sewing pattern that actually fits properly without a lot of effort is really challenging! Well, guess what! I may have found the best pants sewing pattern yet! The best part?? It is a free pattern! Never understimate a free sewing pattern because *spoiler alert* especially this one is a win.
Wide leg pants or sailor pants are very famous this season! Even if I couldn't see myself in them, it turned out that I really like their shape on me. I feel like they bring a breeze of fresh air along with their playful and stylish vibe. Wide Leg Pants
have a fitted waistband that flatters the waist while the pants legs get wider and stop just before the ankles to create a unique style. There are two back darts that give beautiful shape. Finally, the pants fastens with a zipper and a button at the front of it.
Two out of five (2/5) is the sewing difficulty of the sewing pattern according to the designer.
The pattern asks for 2 meters of a medium to heavy bottom weight fabric such as cotton twill, linen, corduroy or denim.
When I asked Vicki from Minerva crafts to try their Klona Cotton Fabric
, I hadn't decided if I was going to make the wide leg pant or the Lilou dress by Tilly and the Buttons 's first book Love at First Stitch
. As soon as the fabric arrived, it was clear enough for me that this was going to be turned into pants. The fabric had the perfect weight to be turned into a bottom weight garment. It reminds me of a lighter weight canvas fabric. I chose the colour Lotus and I asked for 2 meters of it. I love how beautifully the colour of the fabric changes a little bit depending on the lighting; from lilac to purple or pink.
I didn't have any issues working with it as it was really easy to be sewn as all the cottons. A thing that I will like to mention is that after wearing them, my pants streched out a bit but after washing they get their shape back.
There are a lot to share here. I made quite a lot of mistakes BUT the pants turned out totally wearable and they are one of my favourite makes! I made size D. The only alteration I planned to do was to take 0,5cm of each side in order to get a better fit.
- It is more than clear to everyone that I put the waistband wrong way. I messed up the waistband pieces..Aggrrhh!! I sew and rip out my stiches quite a few times at this part!
- The zipper. I put it about 2 cm higher than I supposed to put it. The result? There is a little gap at the zipper which shows up when I sit down. Because of that the pants are slightly tight when I put them on and off. It is not a big deal though.
- The darts at the back don't feel right to me. I'm not sure about that but it feels like the darts are not at the right direction.
The bright side:
- I LOOOOOVE the fit of my wide leg pants!
- They have a beautiful and fresh design which I love.
- It is a a free pattern.
- The pattern has a nice step by step illustrated instructions which are very helpful.
My new Wide Leg Pants is win for me! I really like how they fit and their shape on me. The mistakes I made was totally my fault but the lesson is learned! I really enjoyed making them even if I did a few mistakes and I plan to make more of these soon. I think that in canvas or corduroy would look amazing!
If you are looking for a similar sewing pattern to this, you should try the Persephone Sailor Pants
by Anna Allen Clothing! This one is next on my sewing list! Both of them have a similar design but I find that Wide leg pants have slightly widder legs than Persephone's.
Alterations: I took 0,5cm from each side seam.
Total Cost: The fabric was provided to me by Minerva Crafts for reviewing/testing purposes. The sewing pattern is a free pattern and you can find it here. The threads, the zipper and the button was bought by me.
Make Another One: I would love to make another one using a canvas or a corduroy fabric this time. I really enjoyed making it.
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Until next time,