The Cove Pants sit high on the waist above the belly button. The back and sides are cut to fit neatly into the small of the back and sit smoothly over the body. There is a fair bit of curvature to fit around peachy bums! The front has gathered drawstring to create the opening. The gathering starts from the pocket trim (not the side seam) and run across the front body. This creates a long drop from waist to hem without cross creasing interrupting the fall of the fabric, enhances the long lines of the legs. The hem length is marked on the pattern and can be easily shortened. I you add length to the pant leg add double for the fabric requirement. When choosing a size, stick with the recommended size for hip measurements. The waistband can be gathered in or loosened off for smaller or bigger waistlines.
Pattern Fantastique sizes are measured in accordance with general Australian sizing practices. Please double-check measurements as they will vary across countries.
Shoulder to shoulder
The Cove Pants are best suited for lightweight fabrics, that gather and compress well. The waistband will end up with a number of layers from the drawstring casing, drawstring and gathers.
The design is very strong and works best in papery cotton, poplins, shirting, drapey lightweight linens, silks twills, rayon and Tencel.
Width 112 cm x 300 cm • 44″ x 118″
Width 140 cm x 250 cm • 55″ x 99″
Interfacing 15 cm x 90 cm • 6″ x 36″