Sew Liberated Arenite Pants (Intermediate)

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The Arenite Pants are the luxuriously deep-pocketed, slouchy pants of your dreams. Incredibly versatile and amazingly cozy, you can wear these high-waisted pants for date night, in the office, or as pajamas. The pattern includes three leg finishing options – a knit cuff, an elasticated woven cuff, or a dressier hem. Learn to sew French seams, flat-felled seams and a comfortable, non-twist elastic waistband for a made-to-last, beautifully crafted wardrobe staple. This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. It is the perfect project for those new to sewing pants, as the fit is very forgiving. 

The Arenite Pant is designed for woven fabrics, with the exception of the knit cuff option. For the main pant, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, or silk noil. The essential characteristic of the woven fabric is fantastic drape.

45”-wide fabric sizes 0-12: 4-1/8 yards

45”-wide fabric sizes 14-24: 4-1/4 yards

54”-wide fabric all sizes/versions: 3-2/3 yards

For the knit cuff option, you will need 1/2 yard of knit fabric with Lycra or spandex content to insure good recovery.

For the waist and elasticized woven cuffs, we recommend Dritz 2” Soft Waistband Elastic. 

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  • 4
    Interesting make

    Posted by Sally on 7th Aug 2018

    Just finished these. I had a 3 metre piece of Tencel twill in khaki so got busy, I had enough to make these trews and a Kalle shirt, whoopee ! The trews have turned out ok, not sure I like the droopy pockets, I'm going to live with them for a bit and if I still don't love em I'm going to put a box pleat in em, this is an option in the pattern instructions. Now the pattern, I have a niggle about it, the notch markings on the waistband to match the seams up to the band where way off. I scratched my head, had a cup of tea and then remembered that I had a same problem with the Esme top that I made from the same brand, it's really irritating to me, I know it's only a few notches but they help new sewers get to grips with things, I've been sewing for a long time so it doesn't faze me but it might put others right off. This brand also comes up large, I could have gone down a size, I forgot this too about the Esme top, I had to make a few alterations to make this fit and I have not made another, that tells you something. I will make another of these trews though, I think they'll make good PJ bottoms. So good design, a bit different from the rest but a few faults.