Wide You Do That Trousers PDF Pattern
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Why DID you do that?
We will never know. But we at least will look incredible while doing whatever it is we did in the widest leg pleated trousers the world has ever seen. These trousers are extra wide, extra high waisted, and feature an extra deep pleat for all the extra cool factor. Now, really, wide you do that…trousers.
Isabelle wears a size 8 and her personal measurements are waist 29.5″, high hip 37″, and low hip 40″. Featuring Nestable Organic Cotton Twill in color Camel in View A, Fresh Leaf Linen in custom print Painterly Lavender in View A, and Checkerboard Printed Cotton Twill in Baby Blue/Ivory from Blackbird Fabrics in View D. All featured jewelry and the intarsia sweater are from Bastian Kntwr.
Chrisandra wears a size 22 and her personal measurements are waist 41″, high hip 47″, and low hip 51″. Featuring 9.5oz Bull Denim in Pistachio from Blackbird Fabrics in View A and Fresh Leaf Linen in color Terra-cotta in View D. ***For View D, the waistline was graded in 1″ on the size 22.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- Hong Kong Seams
- Fly Front Zipper
- Overlock or Faux Overlock Stitch
- Pocket Lining with Facing
- Pocket Stay
- Welt Pockets
YOU WILL MAKE:
- A pair of trousers
- Optional sizes from 0-30
- Purchase includes a digital pattern file with sizes 0-30
- Skill level: Intermediate
- PDF pattern includes a 66 page illustrated instruction document, A0 copy shop files, and print at home files prepared for A4 & letter size paper
- Video sew along tutorial available on our YouTube Channel
- 1x Closed-end Zipper (see length requirements per size below)
- 2x Hook & Bars (for waistband views A-C) or 1x Hook & Bar (for waist facing views D-F)
- Matching thread to your fabric (optional topstitching thread for views C and D)
- Self fabric (your main fabric)
- Lining fabric (for pocket bags views A, C, D, F and optional bias tape for Hong Kong Seam finishes)
- Medium weight fusible interfacing
The Wide You Do That Trousers are designed for medium weight woven fabrics. The trousers are unlined so choose a fabric you don’t mind being against your skin. A fabric with more drape will be less full throughout the leg while a fabric with more structure will hold the shape of the leg well. Both are great options depending on what you are going for with your trousers! You may also select a fabric with minimal stretch content, such as 1-3% elastane, just for a little bit of added comfort while wearing. Medium weight linen, cotton twill, even lighter weight denim or canvas could all work really well with this pattern. Other options could be wool suiting, crepe back satin or medium weight tencel/lyocell twill.
Lining fabric is used for the pocket bags and the optional Hong Kong Seam finishes. Choose a lightweight, soft material for the best and most comfortable results. Suggestions include Bemberg voile, cupro, crepe-de-chine silk, habotai silk or lightweight (soft) cotton.
Fusible interfacing is very important to the structure of the waistband on the Wide You Do That Trousers views A-C. Make sure to choose a medium weight fusible interfacing for the best results. Other options to add additional structure to the waistband would be adding a layer of siri or a structured cotton fabric as an in between layer within the waistband.
The Wide You Do That Trousers are fitted from the high waist through to the low hip. It is recommended to compare your personal measurements to the finished garment measurements for selecting your desired amount of ease in your trousers.
Views A-C offer a waistband: the bottom of the waistband hits at the “true” waistline and continues for 3” (7.6cm) up above the waistline. The top of the waistband is drafted to come up approximately 1.5” (3.8cm) below the bottom of your bust. Shorten the waistband pieces to make the most comfortable version for your personal needs by shaving off the amount you want to shorten from the top edge. The closure is designed to be a hidden set of hook & bars which can easily be placed according to your personal fit preference on the waistband.
Views D-F offer a clean waistline finished with a waist facing. The waistline is designed to hit at your “true” waist. You may wish to add a hook & bar at the end for extra security while wearing your finished trousers. It may be beneficial to size down for views D-F for a snugger fit at the waistline.
All views include the signature feature: the pleats. The sewn closed pleats run from the waistline down to the upper thigh which results in a fitted pant around the hip area. You may wish to make the sewn portion shorter depending on your personal proportions and preferences. You can always seam rip them further open later on, given your fabric reacts well to seam ripping. Choose your size based off your low hip measurement and grade in or out from there to match the waist and high hip measurements.
The pants are designed to be long with a 2” (5cm) hem. The pattern includes multiple inseam lengths as well as a shorten lengthen line so you can adjust according to your personal leg length needed. You may wish to shorten or lengthen the front and back rise as well depending on your personal proportions and preferences. Additional pattern and fit adjustments are included within the pattern instruction document.
Find the size that corresponds closest to your personal measurements in the size chart below. Patterns are designed for a 5’8” (172cm) tall person. The following measurements are needed to determine your size:
WAIST | The smallest part of your torso, directly underneath your rib cage and above your hip bones
HIGH HIP | Starting 3” below your waistline, around the circumference of your hips
LOW HIP | The widest part of your hips, patterns drafted for 8” below the waistline