The original Jamesia Pants were filled with the hippie vibes I live for, but sometimes you need a pair of dependable black slacks. Utilizing a lovely twill fabric, the Jamesia Pants become the perfect apparel for heading to the office, grabbing brunch with a friend, or taking a trip to the local museum. Although I used a lovely cotton twill, a sateen or wool suiting would also be perfect a classic pair of work trousers.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
This pattern is actually really simple and goes together quickly. I made a few adjustments to the pattern before even cutting it out by making a muslin first. I wanted a more fitted silhouette, so I pinned the muslin in the correct places and trimmed down the sides. When I cut out the fabric, I used my muslin pieces instead of the original pattern, and they came out perfectly.
I also used darts to finish off the fitted style, two in the back at the waistline.
Finally, I inserted belt loops. I love using belts to add color and texture to an outfit, so I placed four around the waist.
I made the belt loops by taking four 2″ by 6″ rectangles, folding them lengthwise and stitching them faces together and then flip them out. I wedged them between the facing and the waist so that the face of the pants was on top of the belt loops, which were on top of the waist. Then, I stitched the facing in as usual and flipped the facing inside, topstitching it on top to keep everything tacked down. I stitched the bottom of the belt loops to match the topstitching and tacked the rest of the facing down in some discrete places.
Where will you be wearing your Jamesia Pants? Let me know in the comments.