Owyn Pants from Everyday Style

by Cameron

Earlier this spring, I was on the hunt for some simple, non-jean pants that I could keep wearing when the weather became sweltering. We have lots of great options in the store, and I settled on the Owyn Pants from Lotta Jansdotter's book, Everyday Style.

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The flat front makes them a little more flattering than your typical elastic waist pants. The tapered, cropped leg dresses them up just enough to make them feel more like pants than pajamas.

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These pants, just like most elastic waist pants, basically sew themselves once you've made a pair or two. The first pair I made were pretty spacious, so I sized down for this pair and was much happier. I suggest measuring the flat pattern pieces to get a sense of the finished garment measurements (I couldn't find them listed any where in the book) and going off of that when picking your size. I also think the flat front waist could be made a little sturdier with a canvas interlining or fusible interfacing.

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I made these up in one of Alison Glass' batik collections. It's a good weight and hand for pants. These will be nice and light on a hot summer day and there are so many colors and designs from which to choose.

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