The high-waisted paper bag pant seems to pop up everywhere you look! I’ve always personally loved this style of pants but wasn’t quite sure if it would actually be flattering on me. That’s why I was so excited to try Mood Fabrics’ Primrose Pant free sewing pattern; the fit is perfect! I’m in love with the over-sized patch pockets, and the back faux welt pockets add such a stylish detail. I didn’t have to worry about front pleats or darts that can sometimes look bulky. I’m so ready to rock these as soon as the weather warms up! Mood has a great variety of crisp linens and cotton chambray that would work just as well! This is such a great Spring and Summer pant. How would you style yours? Make sure to let us know!
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.
Here’s how to sew:
With the right sides of the fabric together, pin the fronts together and stitch along the rise. Do the same for the backs then press.
Turn the edges of the pockets and stitch them in place. Mark the placement of the pockets on the front of the pant.
Pin pockets to the pant front, lining them up with the side seams and stitch them in place.
Next, mark the placement of your faux back pockets and baste stitch your welts in place as shown.
Clip down the center and snip close into each corner without cutting through your stitching line.
Turn welts and press. Topstitch around your pocket opening and add your button to finish.
Pin pants together along the side seams and stitch in place. Do the same for the inseam. Press all seams.
Fold down the waistband and turn under the seam allowance creating the casing for the elastic. Stitch along the bottom edge leaving a small 2-3″ opening for inserting the elastic.
Use a safety pin to guide your elastic through the casing. Once it’s pulled through, stitch both ends of the elastic together and close the opening for the casing.
Now you can move onto the bottom cuff. I cut my cuff along the cross grain in order to have a horizontal pinstripe.
Stitch the cuff along the side seam. Next, fold it down in half. Pin the top layer of the cuff to the leg opening and stitch in place. Turn under the seam allowance on the inside free edge and stitch in place. Press to finish.
The last thing you need to do is assemble your belt. I didn’t add belt loops to my pant, but those can be easily self-drafted according to your preference.
Make sure to press your belt and that’s it, you’re done! I love the way my Primrose Pants turned out! They are super comfy, and I know they will be perfect for the warmer months.
Let us know how you plan to wear yours!