View A has slightly more volume through the leg than View B, and features patch pockets, while View B has back welt pockets. Both comprise a number of interesting shaped panel lines that encourage a unique shape and an interesting experience. Some of the photographs have the panel lines drawn on, so that you can get a better idea of how the panel lines work on the body.
The Darlow pants are beautifully designed and carefully drafted to include many interesting details, to make this a very enjoyable sew for confident sewers. The pattern comes with fully illustrated instructions to hold your hand every step of the way which can be printed at home, or simply viewed on a computer or tablet.
The pattern is compatible with mid to heavy weight woven fabrics.
Consider using: linen, linen blends, cotton drill/twill, denim or wool. For a softer, more dressy silhouette, consider using midweight silk or similar. Keep in mind that View A has more volume in the thigh / knee area and you may want to use mid-weight fabric (rather than heavy weight fabric) for this reason.
The pattern is placed at a Level 3 (out of 5) on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, which means you should be confident using sewing patterns and can handle basic pattern alterations to achieve a good fit.
By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: fitting pants, sewing a fly front, sewing pockets (patch or welt – depending on the style you choose to make), piecing panels together, working with curved seams and attaching a waistband.
The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A – J, which equates to Australian sizes 6-24).
The pattern comes with a FIT KIT – an added document that goes through common fit issues and how to make the adjustment on the Darlow pants. You can download a copy of the FIT KIT here (a copy will also come with your pattern).
Patterns are drafted for height of 170cm (5’7″) and include a lengthen / shorten line so you can make adjustments to suit your height.
NOTIONS – BOTH VIEWS
- Coordinating thread
- 1 x 15cm (6in) trouser zip (use a standard dress zip if you are using lightweight fabric)
- 1 x 20mm (¾in) button
- 2 x medium pant hooks (no wider than 12mm / ½in)
- 0.5m (0.5yds) x Light to mid-weight fusible interfacing (depending on your fabric choice)
- Optional: For inner waistband – 1m (1.1 yd) x 32mm (1¼ in) single-fold bias tape