Holy Heck Friends! We have just unlocked something amazing! Flared pants that work for the shorties like me! So the biggest benefit of making your own clothes is you can make adjustments to fit your body exactly! I removed about 5 inches of length from these pants and half of it was from above the knee. Pants I would buy at a store, even those labeled “short,” are about 2 inches too long and the knee placement is always a little too low. Plus good luck finding cute floral pants that even have an option for us shorties! For reference, my inseam is 27 inches. Hello Height Adjustment! LOL
Before I do my rave review about these pants, let me also tell you that the pattern includes a leggings option as well. While the leggings include a bunch of length options, the flare pants are only pants length on the pattern. Here are the pattern details from the website.
The Midge Flare Pants and Leggings is a PDF sewing pattern that includes:
- Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL
- Flare Pants or Leggings
- Colorblocked for both pants and leggings
- Side pockets
- 7 Lengths: 2″, 5″ and 7″ shorts, pedal pusher, capri, ankle, and long
- 4 rises: High, Mid, Low, and Extra Low/Maternity
- Regular waistband options include regular knit, foldover yoga band, crossover, and contour
- Maternity waistband options include full over belly panel, contour, regular knit, and foldover yoga band
- Full, half, or no gusset options
I sewed up the flared pants with a high rise, regular knit waistband with added elastic, and I used the full gusset option. I did not color-block my yoke or pocket panel because I preferred the “dressier” pants look. My fabric is double brushed poly from the Jessica Cee collection. I am in love with the pretty romantic vibe of these pants! I am also loving that these don’t “pool” on the ground because they are too long for my short legs. 🙂 #seamstressishappy
I am so happy that this pattern released just in time for Spring because I am in dire need of pants that fit! Just a minute of self bragging, these are a straight 2x without any grading. When I began sewing 5oo4, I made a 4-5x at the waist and 2-3x at the hip. My waist measurement is down a full 10 inches in just shy of 2 years!! This pattern came together fairly quickly and has pockets so these earn major bonus points from me!
I am wearing this Easy Tee / Jessie Top mash up. I have blogged about it here. The Easy Tee is my go to T-shirt pattern and I have sewn at least 20 of them since the patterns debut. Momma Mia loves the Jessie Dress and is due for a new one. I am sure she will agree.
Both patterns are winners and you will be thrilled to make either of them. So that leads me into some extra exciting news!!!
5 out of 4 is giving away a copy of the Midge pattern with the purchase of any other 5 out of 4 patternon 2/28!! You can make your own sale this time!
No matter which 5004 pattern you pick today, the Midge will find its way into your cart for FREE!! Don’t miss out!
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