Magda — Crisp Linen Pants Pattern (PDF)
Nothing says summer like a crisp pair of white linen pants! These tapered pants have pockets and a comfortable elastic waistband. Wear with sneakers or heels!
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This was the first pair of pants that I made and I'm impressed with how they turned out! I used a couple different methods on certain areas and deviated a little. I knew they were supposed to have a baggier look/feel, but I was still surprised with how big they turned out. I chose a "M" based on my measurements and I think I could probably get away with a small or x-small and still have a lot of space. Thank you so much for these awesome free patterns!
The only thing wrong is the description. I have two pairs of pants just like these in Moroccan Cotton (65% cotton, 35% rayon) that I paid $125.00 per pair about 10 years ago. They're called HAREM pants. Big and baggy, tapering down to almost snug at the ankle. If you are looking for a more traditional fitting pattern, try Alexandra, adding pockets if you like pockets. But if you're looking for comfy fit that looks perfect with big, blousy tunics or want to make a tiny waist look even tinier, this is the pants pattern for you.
Great pattern but too bad I being sent around the fabric world to find instructions. I get to the THE THREAD Blog and it is not there. Come on.....do a quick download of instructions and stop playing around to get more hits on pages. I have spent to much money on your fabric to be sent on this run around!
Hello, here is the link to the tutorial: blog.fabrics-store.com/2017/07/13/magda-crisp-linen-pants-tutorial/ If you ever cannot find one for the tutorial, simply search the pattern name in the search bar :) We are in the process of updating our free patterns to simply include a link to the blog and instructions to search for the pattern name in order to get the tutorials, This way we won't have any broken links to worry about :)
Having read through the reviews of this pattern (enticed by Morgann's initially), I decided to make a test version for sizing in the IL019 Signature Finish (I keep buying patterns with 3 yards included) before making "real" pairs in the heavy-weight linen 4C22 colors I have purchased. I am 5'4" and 165#, slightly long waisted. I went down 2 sizes from the suggested size for my measurement, shortened the legs by 4 inches, and, based on a few comments about the rise, decreased that by 3 inches, did not cut out pockets--this was intended to be a quick sew to understand the pattern and I intend to wear as lounging pants. My results--good call on mods EXCEPT the decrease of the rise. After constructing all but the waist, I slipped them on and they were too low. So, I added the 3 inches back by sewing a strip to the top(these are not leaving the house). I have a few modifications I plan to make for subsequent trousers. I may peg the lower leg slightly, they are almost that awkward middle ground between full and narrow, sort of meh (on me). I will keep the smaller size, normal rise and maybe google around for modifying the seat to be a little fuller. It feels as if the center is not quite there. Also, will cut waist band to fit the top pants without the need to pleat, daughter said that was not complimentary. Thank you AGAIN for another great pattern, easy to follow instructions, lovely material, and copious inspiration!
I keep reading in the comments that these pants are a little more than roomy. I am wondering whether I could use this pattern for pajamas pants with my just laundered optic white IL019.
This was the first pair of pants I ever made and couldn't be happier. After printing, putting together and tracing the pattern it should take maybe 2 hours to make these. Instructions are clear and simple to follow. The one thing I would recommend is to downsize, this pattern is OVERSIZED. According to the chart I had to make a 22 (I usually wear a 10/12) and my 6.5 tall boyfriend ended up wearing them. I am making these again but in my size very soon.
I chose to sew the Paper Theory Patterns Olya shirt. I really wanted to showcase the different scales of gingham linen that I selected. The innovative cut of the sleeve perfectly highlights the color blocking of the different fabrics and elevates the traditional details of a classic Oxford shirt. It's both something that is unique, but also a versatile wardrobe style that I will be able to wear in so many different ways. With the leftover fabric, I made the Fabrics-Store free Magda pants pattern, altering them into shorts. You can read more about this project here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/09/23/curated-by-you-monelle-palencia-abaya-makes-a-linen-paper-theory-olya-shirt/
To complement the top, I made the The Fabric-Stores Crisp Linen Pants in Frost Grey. The instruction stated that they were a loose-fitting pant. My measurement went along with the size 12 measurements. I did the 12 waist but went down to the size 10 pant. I have to say I am very disappointed in how huge they are! Loose-fitting and huge are two different things. Although I am disappointed in the pants, the tutorial was wonderful. I especially found the instructions for the pocket to be easy to follow and offered a very professional look! The fabric is beautiful and worked up nicely. Considering ways to make them wearable, or to try to remake them!
A few things to know about this sewing pattern; it features an elastic waistband, side seam pockets, a cropped and tapered leg, and an intentionally loose fit. In other words, the perfect paper-bag style pants. I chose to make them in NATURAL Linen to pair well with anything in my closet, but I think they would be so beautiful in a crisp white or black as well!
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Beginner - Can sew simple straight & curved seams, some topstitching. Includes crafty-type projects and garments that do not require complex sewing techniques or closures.
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