A simply constructed pant with a side seam that wraps the leg in diagonal line to flatter and streamline. The angled seam encompasses the front internal pocket. The Sidewinder pants are pull on, with minimal back gather and easily constructed without buttons, zips or fastenings.
With a lightly tapered leg, these pants are designed to be worn just above the ankle with either a standard, fold up or deep gathered hem. The Sidewinders look just as flattering in the full length trouser option.
A perfect pattern for your first Trousers - ideal for Confident beginners.
Fold under or gathered hem in 7/8 or full length.
>DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Confident Beginner (3/10).
The Sidewinder pants can be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.
Designed for mid weight WOVEN fabrics, the Sidewinder Pants work well in polyester, viscose, tencel, linen and cotton blends. The pattern also has good results in a light weight wool blend suiting for colder temperatures. Keep in mind that a mid weight fabric that drapes well is preferred. If the fabric is too heavy or stiff the back waist gather will not flatter.
Patterned fabric - The side seam is a key design feature and important to keep in mind when choosing your fabric. Jacquards, small prints and plain (block colour) are the easiest to sew. Plaids also look good (refer sample images) but are best matched at the side seam (intermediate sewers will find this easy enough and there is a tutorial to help here).
Sample images- our grey plaid sample is our stand out favourite and is constructed in a polyester/viscose weave with 2% spandex. The spandex is not essential but the fabric drapes beautifully, moves well and is easy to sew. The green gathered leg sample was constructed in a linen/cotton blend.
>SIZE & PURCHASING OPTIONS:
Model wears size 10 (NZ/AU), 7/8 length version and is 171 cm tall
This PDF pattern is available in sizes 8-18.
This pattern now includes both Print-at-home and AO Copy Shop PDFs for each size selection.
>INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout includes:
1. Clear, detailed instructions with diagrams and photos
2. Print at home pattern tiles (printable in A4 or Letter)
3. AO Copy shop file if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop
>Use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.