Sew Pull On Pants: Free Range Slacks
Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don't hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season.
There are two options - a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are topstitched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.
Pattern: Free Range Slacks from Sew House Seven
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing a elastic casing, sewing pockets, flat-felled seams (optional), basic pants-fitting
- Burgundy Cotton Twill - People often think of twill as a sturdy weave, like denim, but with the right fiber, it can be light and soft. This cotton twill is medium weight but is supple and thin, making it a perfect choice for these slacks. Plus, the deep red is a gorgeous and unexpected color for pants. Not too bright, but definitely not a neutral, you can make a pair of pants that are as unique as you are!
- Navy Viscose Serge Twill - For those of you who are not familiar with serge, it's a type of twill that has ridges on both sides. This navy serge is medium weight with a smooth hand and deep, saturated color. It's pure rayon, and therefore has a lovely, flexible drape, and it has a sheen that makes it perfect for a slightly dressier version of these slacks.
Also in this box: Matching thread, 1.5" elastic, and a sewing machine needle.