Free Range Slacks
I’ve recently learned to love elastic waist pants since my fitted pants don’t fit me within 1 year of making them. It makes me sad – not because I’m expanding but the wasted effort! I loved the Clyde Work Pants, but have been looking for something different. The Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks look like a great option, so I decided to make a wearable toile.
I made the tapered leg version and cut a size 4 based on my hip measurement and didn’t make any adjustments. The pants are a bit slouchy, I could size down for a more fitted look for my next pair. Other than that, the fit is pretty spot on!
The fabric I used is a heavyweight linen twill called Lucas from Potter and Co. It’s so very soft and opaque, so absolutely perfect for pants! The colourway is liquorice, which is dark teal green. I love this fabric and will need to order some more for future Free Range Slacks!
The pattern is very well-drafted. For this pair, I added the optional back pockets but didn’t bother with the fancy seam finish because it’s a wearable toile. One thing to note is that it didn’t call for interfacing for the slant pockets. Mine stretched out a bit, probably because of my fabric. I would definitely interface the pocket openings next time. Apart from that, I’m very happy with these pants! I love the classic look that’s perfect for work or roll up the legs for a more casual style, very versatile! I teamed them with the Fibre Mood Aila blouse here.