Who doesn’t love wide-leg printed pants? I know I do! Check out Mood’s newest pattern, the Liv Pants. Add these to your transitional wardrobe with a bright sateen or tonal corduroy, no matter your style! With a wide assortment of wonderful fabrics, you can make the coolest pants out there right now! Let us know what fabrics you choose and how you style them.
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2-3 yards Mood Exclusive Spotted in Stripes Stretch Cotton Sateen
- 1 085 Beige 9″ Regular Zipper
- 1 pkg Dritz Brass Skirt Hook & Eye Closures – 4ct
- MDF293 – The Liv Pants Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Alternative Recommended Fabrics:
1. Print, tape, and cut out the pattern.
2. Cut out interfacing for waistband and iron on.
3. With the front pant legs, fold in half, press, and sew ¼’’ down. Press seam towards the center front. As another option, you could press the seam away from the center front. It depends on what you want.
4. Fold the pocket facing outer edge under ½’’. Edgestitch it down to the pocket bag lining. Baste around the other areas to keep the facing secure.
5. Fold the edge of the pocket bag facing ½’’, pin in place to the pocket bag lining. Edgestitch, then baste around the opposite edge.
6. Sew center front together up until the notch.
7. Set in your zipper. See how to install a fly zipper here for the zipper process if needed!
8. Pin your pocket bag to the side front. Stitch, trim, and press down. You can topstitch the edge if you want to, but it’s not needed.
9. With the right sides together, pin the other pocket bag to the one you just sewed. Stitch around the curved edge. To finish the raw edge, use a serger, zigzag stitch, or a pinked edge.
10. With right sides together, pin center back seam together and sew.
11. Pin the front and back together at side seams and crotch seam, then stitch.
12. Pin and sew your waistband together. Make sure you don’t mix up the left and the right waistband together.
13. Fold your belt loop in half and stitch. Flip right side out, press, and topstitch.
14. Pin belt loops on the side, front, and back. Now pin the waistband matching side seams and stitch.
15. Pin and sew the lining, leaving the belt loops free.
16. Press the waistband and fold up the raw edges and topstitch around. Once the band is topstitched, pin loops in place, then topstitch the loops down.
17. Fold the hem ¼’’ then ¾’’.
18. To finish the top you have three options: sew a hook and eye, snap, or a button. For mine, I did two hooks and eyes.
Just yesterday I said that I want to make more wide leg pants. I love these!
The linked zipper post is for a standard centered zipper, not the fly type like these pants with a fly shield and fly facing, so it doesn’t help much. I like the pants enough to look up other basic fly tutorials to figure out how to do it, though.
SO in love with these – I made them over the weekend. As another commenter said, the zipper instructions linked do not specify how to install a front fly zipper, so those making it will have to do a bit of hunting. Can’t wait to make these in every fun print I can find!
There’s a really good video on YouTube for a front facing fly. Not sure if I can post a link but Tock Customs made a really good thorough easy to follow video.
I am watching the informative video of Tock customs on how to install the zipper, I just want to clarify, did you follow his instructions but swapped the placements of the pieces, like say, his tutorial for the men’s jeans, the LEFT SIDE of the jeans would overlap to the right part, as for the reference pic for this pattern, the RIGHT SIDE over laps to the left as coz this is a women’s pants?
Hi AJ! While we can’t speak on this specific video, generally, men’s and women’s closures are reversed. 😀
Thanks, i followed his link that BEV put, very short and i was able to install my zipper first time for pants and I am beyond happy with it. Thanks
hi, how do I work out how much fabric is required for my size? I looked at the pattern but I couldn’t find that information. Thanks 🙂
Hi Kaz! If you look at the top right corner of this post you should see a “Shop this Look” widget. This will let you know the estimated yardage for sizes in small, medium, large, and extra large size ranges. 😀
I made these pants over the weekend and they are such a great fit! Thank you so much! <3
As mentioned by the previous commenters, the link does not send you on how to install a zipper with a front fly. However, I found a YouTube tutorial that was super helpful for the zipper installation – https://youtu.be/jpuBhUcsARg
I hope this helps!
I’d like to sew these pants for myself, but I cannout make out from the descriptions whether the pattern is designed for stretch or non-stretch fabrics. Can anyone help me with that? Thanks!
Hi, Zita! This pattern is drafted for woven fabrics.
Non-stretch, but technically you could make it in stretch with a few adjustments. Personally i would replace the zipper closure with just a elastic waistband in this case.
Has anybody made this pants pattern with a SIDE zipper? I think I can make the change, just wonder if anybody has any tips or comments about the adaptation. Thanks in advance for any…
There should be no problem changing the zipper location. On the side, I would use an invisible zip, or, if the fabric is not very bulky, the classic lapped zipper.
Hello, first of all, thank you for this amazing pattern ! I was wondering about the sizing system (A,B,C …) Which letter corresponds to wich size ? Thanks !
Hi, Lana! Our sizes are numbered – the size chart can be found above and on the pattern itself.
Thanks for the zipper-clip, perfect!
First timer with these patterns. Are seam allowances included in the paper pattern? I just want to know before I start cutting. Thanks.
Yes, seam allowance notes can be found on the first couple of pages of the pattern. 🙂
Hi, I can’t wait to make these!! but I am struggling with printing the pattern. Usually when I print it, the mood square measures 2″ on 2″. I used the same parameters like usual for this one but I am not getting 2″. I keep having less (I am sorry I am not sure how to read inches, basically in cm it gives me this 2″ is 5cm, I am having 4.70cm) I tried different parameters. Is it possible that the square size is different than usual or it’s my printer and I should use an other printer?
Thank you a lot for all these great patterns.
You are the best.
Hi Baru! First, make sure you are printing the pattern at 100%. If you are still having trouble, you can increase or decrease the size by small percentage amounts in order to get the 2″ square. 🙂
Are the Lines in the front of the pants pressed and then stitched in place or they just pressed
Hi, Ty! The pintucks are stitched. 🙂
Hi, I’m between 29 and 30 inches at the waist and 42 inches at the hips. Would these pants work for me ? I can never find pants for my hips to waist ratio the waist is always too large and pants usually hurt in the belly area because they’re never patterned for people who don’t have a flat stomach. Which size should I try ? And are there a lot of alterations that I will have to do ? I’m trying to determine if this will be a waste of time or not 🙁
Thank you if you can answer me
Hi Lula! If you are concerned about finished fit, we also have the finished garment measurements below the body size measurements. For this pattern and with the measurements given, it seems a size 8 would work well. 😀
@LULA : I would suggest that you blend between sizes to customize your fit. Let’s not forget you will want to have wearing ease, which is already built into the pattern. Based on the body measurements chart, you would be a size 10 in the waist and a 12 in the hips. You can blend, or cut the 12 and alter the waist before you put on the waistband.
First time making pants. Any recommended videos or instructions for the pocket construction. I am having trouble understanding the instructions. Thanks!
Hi Jessica! The pockets for these pants are pretty much a standard inseam pocket with the added facing. An inseam pocket guide can be found here. 😀
Actually it’s very different from an inseam pocket I struggled too and I found this https://cosplaid.com/gb/blog/post/5-how-to-sew-a-diagonal-pocket.html it helped a LOT! The difference in the linked tutorial is that they don’t fold over the edge of the facing to make it look more neat from the inside, and i really loved that part so I followed along the linked tutorial, and still folded and sewed the edges instead of just serging the facing (the bottom one too not just the side), hope this helps future people who attempt those pants 🙂
Its a beautiful pattern, i would like to see it for myself one day, thank you so much for the free patterns
I am almost done with these pants!!!! But now I am struggling with the waistband. I cut out the pieces according to the pattern, but they don’t fit around the circumference of the pant the way I think they are supposed to. Any advice for completing the waistband? Do I need to take in the pant waist at the sides to get it to fit? Thank you!!! I’m really loving this website, your patterns, and fabrics. I haven’t had this much fun making a project in a while.
Hi, Jessica! Each layer of your waistband should be three pieces: one back piece that should align with the side seams, and two front panels. One front panel should be shorter than the other to account for the fly. The second layer of your waistband is the facing and will go inside the garment. I hope this helps!
hi! 🙂 while drawing this pattern on fabric, should I leave a little space between the pattern and the line that I will draw or do I draw it directly besides the pattern? (basically, does pattern include a space for “sewing lines”?)
Hi Sunny! This pattern includes the seam allowance, so just trace the pattern as-is and cut along the line. Refer to the instructions in this post to get the correct seam allowance, as it varies depending on the section you’re sewing. Good luck! 🙂
I also am struggling with the waist band, I managed to pin them in place, three layers, but I cant seem to figure out how to construct the front part where teh zipper would go or how to finish it, anyone with a link to a tutorial that would be applicable to this pattern please share. Thanks and happy Sewing.
Check out this one at 17:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze4Gzj3e9_w
Hi, i’ve been eyeing this pattern and i would like to know if i can use medium-weight linen for this one or not ? Do you think it could work and have a nice finish still ? Thank you
Hi Marina! Yes, I believe a medium weight linen would work nicely. 😀
Could these be mens pants or do you have a mens wide leg pants/flared pants pattern you could link me to please. Thankyou
Hi Ruth! These are all-gender pants, so they will work for men as well 😀
Hi there! Thanks for the very nice pattern! I’ve made one pair using leftover fabric just to practice and struggled a lot with the pockets. Nevertheless the fitting is great and now I’m starting over using a beautiful mustard yellow twill. Kudos from Curitiba, southern Brazil.
Yep, I found the pockets a bit hard to understand too. If you can, I would recommend handsewing facings to cover the raw edges. It takes a bit longer and some people don’t like the way it looks, but it might be easier than the instructions.
Hi! I am having a lot of trouble understand what the third step is trying to do? am I supposed to stitch on the fold?
Hi Jay! On step 3, you are sewing the decorative fold or pleat at the center of the pattern. 😀
Just checking on my comments? My sewing circle and I are making this pant and none of us could figure out how steps 10 and 11 work since we have never sewn flies yet (that was a whole drama in and of itself… I think we’re staying away from your company’s patterns for now… shame because I thought it would be a great resource). please send help!
Hi Juliette! I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with our free patterns. However, we have a great library of free sewing tutorials that are more detailed, and are much more instructive than anything I could put in a blog comment! 😀
Thank you so much, this helped a lot!
If adjusting these to make the pants from knit fabrics, I’m thinking the main thing I’d need to adjust would be the front fly option. I’d need to smooth the front crotch out and just sew the crotch curve rather than going through all of the zipper fly steps. Then, I could create a waistband that could either contain elastic, or just be a band with no elastic in it if my fabric has enough stretch and recovery. Am I missing anything? I suppose if I fall in between sizes I could size down because of the stretch. Any additional thoughts?
Hi Michele! That sounds pretty good, the only things I would suggest is to make a muslin or toile out of similar fabric in order to ensure that your pattern adjustments are correct. Additionally, depending on the amount of stretch, you may need to add a side zipper or other closure. 😀
I can’t believe I think I can do this having never sewn any clothing garment! Have never used a pattern but am going to give this a try. I’ll read all of the comments first and see if I ca figure it out. I really want to try sewing.
Hi Michele! Is the seam allowance included in the pattern or do I need to add it on myself?
Hi Jess, the seam allowance is included!
Hi! Do you think this pattern would work for making woolen pants?
Hi Kat, these would be excellent in a wool suiting. You can try something heavier too, but it wouldn’t have as much drape as the suiting. 🙂
Is there any way we could have the A0 file it would be easier beaucoup i hate taping everything
Hi Mathilde! We completely understand the frustration, however, in order to keep our patterns free we currently only provide our patterns to print at home.
Hello, I am very keen to sew these trousers, though I currently have a “largish hernia (bellybutton)” which causes no end of problems to find trousers that will not put any added pressure on that area. I presume that I could get away with just a waistband, no zip, if I used a larger size for the waist and hip measurements. So, tomorrow after my day with the grandchildren, I will run these trousers up. Many grateful thanks for the free patterns, it certainly helps the budget no end these days with high costs all round. All the very best to all your sewers, and again, many thanks. From New Zealand!
Hi Yvonne, you can certainly do that! When choosing your size, just take a look at the Finished Garment Measurements to make sure that the waist will be able to be pulled up over your hips. 🙂