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Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Free Range Slacks sewing pattern from Sew House Seven. Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don’t hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season.

There are two options - a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are top stitched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Choose standard sizes 00 - 20 or curvy sizes 18 - 34.

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). Includes both size ranges. What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose standard sizes 00 - 20 or curvy sizes 18 - 34. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Bottom weight fabrics that aren’t too heavy such as linen, cotton/linen blends, cotton twill, rayon/linen blends, light to mid-weight denim, tencel twill, cotton poplin, wool gabardine.

Fabric requirements: Allow extra fabric if matching stripes, plaids or using border prints.

Sizes 00 - 20: 44" (112 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/8 - 3 1/4 yd (2.2 - 3 m) // 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 - 2 5/8 yd (2.1 - 2.4 m) // 60" (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 yd (1.6 - 2.4 m).

Sizes 18 - 34: 44" (112 cm) wide fabric: 3 1/8 - 5 yd (2.9 - 4.6 m) // 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 5/8 - 3 1/8 yd (2.4 - 2.9 m) // 60" (152 cm) wide fabric: 2 7/8 - 3 1/8 yd (2.6 - 2.9 m).

Sizing: 00 - 20 (approx. UK 6 - 22) and 18 - 34 (approx. UK 20/22 - 38). Please check the size charts and finished garment measurements. If you are between sizes, consider sizing down.

Note: The size ranges have been drafted from different blocks. The standard size range (sizes 00 – 20) is fit on a base size 8 that is approximately 5’6″ – 5’7″ (168 – 170 cm) tall and grades very slightly in height. It is fit on a B/C cup. The curvy size range (sizes 18 – 34) is fit on a base size 24 that is approximately 5’6″ – 5’7″ (168 – 170 cm) tall and does not grade in height. Cup sizes may be offered for C/D, E/F and G/H depending on the style. There are differences between the curvy and standard sizes 18 and 20. The shoulders on the curvy sizes are narrower, the cups are fuller, and the tummy and hips are rounder than for the standard sizes.

Notions: Thread; 1 1/2"/40 mm wide elastic (length = your waist measurement + 1/2"/13 mm).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (54 pages for sizes 00-20, 40 pages for sizes 18-34 Version #1, 44 pages for sizes 18-34 Version #2); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 00-20, 1 sheet for sizes 18-34 Version #1, 1 sheet for sizes 18-34 Version #2); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets for sizes 00-20, 2 sheets for sizes 18-34 Version #1, 2 sheets for sizes 18-34 Version #2) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Free Range Slacks in Black Linen

I made version 2 - the straight, cropped leg slacks. I had made a muslin of version 1 but they needed more ease in the calf area. They were fine when I was standing but when I sat down, they were a little too snug for me. I didn't feel like making any pattern adjustments so I decided to make version 2. Version 1 seemed to fit well everywhere else so I just decided to go for it.

I made size 14 and didn't make any adjustments - except in the construction. My linen was more on the lightweight side so I was worried that the linen might get worn out in the seat. To make them last a little longer, I decided to line my Free Range Slacks with Bemberg lining. You can read about how I lined them in this blog post.

Otherwise, I followed the instructions, which were very clear and included nice suggestions, such as sewing the center seam of the waistband first and then holding it up to the pants waistband to make sure it's the correct size. Then you can adjust if you happened to cut the wrong size. What a great tip!

I like the deep pockets. I can put my entire hand in them.

In this black linen, I can easily dress it up or down. They are definitely a wardrobe staple. I've already worn them multiple times. I'll be making another pair, maybe I'll lengthen them for a longer version.

They are very comfortable to wear. I'll probably make this pattern many times.

You can see more photos on my blog post about the finished Free Range Slacks.

Hannah Hoare
Super easy first-time trousers

I start sewing so I could make clothes that fit me. I wanted to make some trousers but after a couple of recent jumpsuit fails I was a bit nervous. I needn't have been - the instructions were so good with this pattern that I didn't unpick a single stitch, a first for me! I emailed Peggy about fit in advance and followed her guidance. and also used the tips in the pattern to adjust the rise (I took out 4cm) and used the small thigh/bum adjustment included in the pattern too.

I'm super pleased with these and am already ordering more fabric for my next pair!

Geri In Stitches
Pants with Comfort and Style

These pants have an elasticated waistband, large front slant pockets with 2 additional pockets in the back. The special detail are the side panels and all the pockets are sewn into the seams of these panels. It makes a pair of elasticated pants look stylish. I like all the gut details of flat-felled seams and French seams. This pattern comes in 2 versions: wide-legged or tapered leg. A great pattern for a confident beginner. For more photos and details, please go to my blog at Geri In Stitches.

Sooo comfy in these WFH times

Have made these twice now, one of each version and they are very comfortable. Love the big pockets! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. For Version 2, I used a Tencel twill and for Version 1 I used a Kobe Cotton Twill.

I'm 158cm so I adjusted the length by taking 2 cm off the rise and the same with the leg length. In hindsight I should taken more out of Version 2 because the waist still feel very high.

Highly recommend this pattern!


Great pockets, great pants

P.O.  This was intended to be a test pair before I cut into the good stuff. I was a bit apprehensive at first because of the pocket top stitching, but the designer has tips and tools to help, and the end result looks great.  The side insert is a nice touch. You get a tissue pattern and a detailed, well illustrated booklet with your purchase, and there is also a good online tutorial at the Sewhouse7 site.

Best in a lightweight, supple fabric to cut down on bulk around the waist.  My fabric is a lightweight linen/cotton blend from and it is a bit stiff.  I lost some weight (even during the pandemic) and could possibly have sized down to a 6 and just added 1/2 inch to the crotch depth.  That might happen on the pair I make with my  good Italian linen.  This would also be good in quilting weight cotton for warm weather.