Who doesn’t love a free sewing pattern? I know I do and what’s even better is that The Wide Leg Pants is really such an easy sewing project too.
These are my second pair and probably not my last either.
I made my first pair last year in a lovely medium weight denim and I wore them to bits as they fit like a glove. Then I made another pair in cerise pink baby needlecord as I loved them so much.
So, for my third and definitely not the last pair I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use …… as soon as I saw this paisley embossed corduroy fabric in the most amazing mustard yellow colour I had my heart set on another pair. The actual name of this yellow shade is Corn, which is such an accurate description of the colour, don’t you think?
The fabric is 100% cotton corduroy with the prettiest paisley pattern embossed on it. It is a light medium weight fabric, if that makes sense, not too heavy, and really soft to handle giving it a lovely drape. Also, because it’s so dreamy and light to handle it makes for a great pair of trousers that I will be wearing through the year including Summer months too.
Easy Sewing Pattern
This really is a great sewing pattern with very easy to follow instructions throughout. If you fancy making your first pair of trousers then this is a great one to start with. It is classed as skill level 2, which I think is fairly accurate.
There is a fly front and simple button closure and the only technical part is inserting the zip and even that is super easy to follow. I also love the shaped waistband and back darts which give a lovely feminine touch and gorgeous fit. I also added a pretty floral viscose fabric for the pocket facings as I didn’t want to add any extra bulk to the pockets or side seams.
Already designed as a slightly cropped pant, I also shortened the length further by another 2 inches as I wanted them to sit well above my ankles. This way I can wear them with some canvas pumps or sandals in the warmer months and during the colder weather they look great with my boots.
They are quite wide in the leg, hence the name, but because they are really well fitting at thewaist and the hip they don’t look overly wide. So, I don’t feel too swamped when wearing them.
I just love the silhouette of these pants and think they are so stylish. They are great to wear for both casual or dressed up for an evening out. For this outfit, I chose my Wilder shirt which I made in a similar colour palette but wanted to add a pop of contrasting colour with my red knitted grandad vest. I love the whole look.
I chose size C, based on my body measurements and they fit me like a glove. They are high waisted which is my favourite trouser style. I just think they sit on my waist perfectly, making them super comfortable.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on this pattern again, and I’m totally in love with this embossed corduroy.
Thanks for reading and happy sewing!
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