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Date: 9/6/13 1:49 PM

I have several yards of pinstriped cotton rayon that is just screaming to be made into flowy, wide leg slacks for the office.

Is there such as thing as a beginner/intermediate level pattern on something as potentially complicated as pants?

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Date: 9/6/13 3:26 PM

How about Butterick 5893, or McCall's 6514
Both are rated easy, and look like they would work for flowy rayon.
Since they are not tight fitting, they might not be as hard to fit as more closely fitted pants.
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Date: 9/6/13 6:17 PM

Pants aren't hard to make, it is the fitting that is a bit more difficult. If you find pants reviews by someone with a similar figure type to yours, it might make your starting point easier.

I am currently making Burda 2938. I am a slim pear, larger back rise than front rise, with prominent thighs, and these are fitting well for me. The construction is simple; I haven't done the final version yet so I'm not certain how the instructions are. But the style is a nice wide leg that would work well with a flowing fabric.

If you are a little nervous and will wear elastic waist pants, then check out Kwik-Sew. They tend to have excellent instructions, particularly their KwikStart line. So 3588 (for larger sizes) or 2806 or 3314 would be good ones to try. 3625 would be another possibility, a bit more advanced but still doable.

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Date: 9/10/13 7:31 AM

I really got on well with making the trousers in BurdaStyle 6/2013, Marlene trousers #112.

Blurb reads, The fashion classic is softer than ever, here in wool satin, sewn simply without a waistband. There wide trousers are closed by a zip at the back. Patch pockets on the front accentuate the narrow hips.

I've made several variations with different fabric each time. It uses an invisible zip, was my first time and I did fine. I made them first with the zip at the back and again at the side. I left off the pockets, but added back pockets to the 3rd edition which has narrower legs :)
I am planning making them again, real soon , love em!


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Date: 9/10/13 12:14 PM

This is an out of print Vogue designer pattern but sounds like it would work well with your fabric:
http://www.sewingpatternheaven.com/shop/vogue-pattern-2452-donna-karan-designer-pants-shorts-capri-pants/

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Date: 9/10/13 12:31 PM

I am a total pants novice, but I made a muslin of Vogue 8718 that fit almost perfectly right out of the package. They are *dead easy,* but I still haven't found the right drapey fabric to use for them! (Since the pattern is a couple of years old now, on my shorter, curvy hourglass/pear figure I thought the wider legs looked a bit dated for trousers... but they would be perfect in something like a flowy rayon!)



Waistband, front & back darts, back zip. Easy-peasy, and a nice forgiving fit. :)

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Date: 9/10/13 5:51 PM

I appreciate the suggestions!

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Date: 9/10/13 5:57 PM

Check out Sandra Betzina's Vogue patterns

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Date: 9/11/13 10:59 AM

Louise Cutting's One Seam Pants are easy to sew and the instructions that come with them are very good.

Lots of good reviews here at PR, too.

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