Simple sewing patterns
Hummingbird Pant (womens)
A go "anywear" pant to dress up or relax in. Easy construction with angled side pockets and gathered elastic & drawstring waistline ensuring a flexible and comfortable fit. The slight leg taper ensures a flattering look with 2 different style options:
STYLE A - Leg hem finished in a stretch cotton/lycra band (to allow the pant to be worn at 3/4 length or full).
STYLE B - Simple turn under hem (that can be worn folded up or long).
OPTIONAL Leg trim. Refer this blog for adding leg trim.
>RECOMMENDED FABRIC Although designed for mid weight wovens or jersey knits, this is a super versatile pattern that can be sewn from almost anything. Your fabric choice naturally determines the look and feel of the pants, but it will work with most fabrics.
WOVEN > For winter corduroy, wool suiting (light to mid weight), poly/cotton blends, >For Summer - linen, cotton, rayon/viscose, tencel, rayon/poly
KNIT> fine merino wool, cotton jersey knit, sweat shirting,
>SKILL LEVEL: Easy Intermediate sewers (difficulty 2.5/5).
This pattern differs from the youth Hummingbird as it has angled pockets (not side seam).
>SIZE & PURCHASING OPTIONS:
The PDF pattern is available in sizes XS - 2XL (NZ 8-18) with only the Print at home currently available. Available AO end August 2020.
> Print-at-home (on A4 or letter paper). Each PDF file contains 3 different pattern sizes. Choose the size that best fits you and receive a couple of sizes either side to allow you to grade between them if necessary. Refer the Size Chart for help if you need.
Instant download available after checkout.
Seen here with the Kingfisher Top
Light to medium weight fabrics that have a soft drape.
The pant samples pictured are sewn in tencel (khaki with stretch hem), Linen (light blue rolled hem), Viscose crepe (Black with stretch hem) and blue floral (rayon).
Tencel, rayon*, rayon/poly, cotton* and cotton blends (knits or wovens)- cotton/viscose and cotton/polyester, light weight linen*
We do not recommend heavy fabrics or fabrics containing elastane or lycra.
*be sure to pre-wash fabrics like rayon, linen and cotton which can shrink up to 10%. You will need to take this into account when buying your fabric.
Suitable for Advanced Beginners/Intermediate sewers. Able to sew a curved seam, insert elastic into waistband and hems. No buttons or zips required.