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ALEXA- Classic, slim fit, ankle length pants:
1 1/4” wide contoured waistband with front extension and CB seam. Top of
band adjustable from 3/4“ above to 2” below natural waist. Mock Fly front
zipper. Side seam pockets. 0 to 2 darts per panel, depending on your Figure.
FABRICS: Gabardine, light weight denim, crepe, linen, poplin, twill, chino. Can also cut in stretch woven with negative wearing ease.
NOTIONS: One 3/4” button. One skirt hook and eye. One 7” to 8” nylon zipper (measure between dots on pattern and allow extra; top gets cut off). Fusible interfacing.
Current Version*: Alexa_Pant_Pattern_00 / Alexa_Pant_Drawing_00
*All of our patterns and sewing guides have been updated as of 9/10/20. Pattern versions were re-started at _00. (Previous versions only had 1 digit.)
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The first wearable muslin were made from a stretchy jacquard-type of woven with a crazy Aztec print using negative ease of 5cm (2”). The fit was good but the crotch was too low for me and when I sat down, I had a big fold of fabric at crotch level. Even though the pictures look good, they were not so comfortable due to the low crotch. My natural waist sits quite high so I created a new outline specifically for pants. I lowered the waist level and decided to create a muslin with no ease. This fit really well overall - I just pinned the side seam to be straighter so my saddlebags would be less obvious. I could have added to the back crotch point to bring the horizontal lines up (they are dipping a bit) but then the back leg would get wider so I decided to live with a few wrinkles to keep a slimmer back leg. The front crotch still had something funky going on that I attempted to fix by “scooping”.
My final pair were made in a wool suiting and for the first time I added the pockets. The combination of thicker fabric, pockets, pinning out the side seams to minimise the appearance of my saddlebags and scooping the front crotch area resulted in some pulling across the front of my finished trousers. I need more little more room at the bottom of the fly. I also decided to hem them long and the length is causing some of the breaking you can see in the back view. I prefer my pants long after years of enduring trousers that were too short - even though I am not overly tall.
The Alexa pants are looser on my figure than shown on the product page but I expected that since I know I can only achieve a close fitting pant with very stretchy fabric. These pants are pretty close to being the perfect work pant for me if I can just figure out the front crotch area. I am happy with my Alexa pants and wear them often.