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Sew Liberated Arenite Pants

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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 Arenite Pants sewing pattern from Sew Liberated. The Arenite Pants are the luxuriously deep-pocketed, slouchy pants of your dreams. The pattern includes three leg finishing options: a knit cuff, an elasticated woven cuff, or a dressier hem. It also includes a view for knit fabrics, with two cuff options, for effortless loungewear. Learn to sew French seams, flat-felled seams, and a comfortable non-twist elastic waistband.

Whether made in knit or woven, the Arenite Pants blend cosy and chic, for a piece that can slip into any wardrobe, perfect for styling with tees, sweaters, and jackets, for relaxing at home, running errands, or an evening out.

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

- PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

- PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). 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 sizes 0 – 24 or sizes 22 – 34. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics:

View A is designed for woven fabrics with fantastic drape. For the main pant, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, or silk noil. For the knit cuff option, you will also need 1/2 yd (0.5 m) of knit fabric with Lycra or spandex content to ensure good recovery.

For View B, choose knit fabrics, such as French terry, interlock, lighter sweatshirting, or mid-weight jersey.

Fabric requirements: You may need extra fabric to account for fabric shrinkage and any directional prints or nap.

View A (woven fabrics): 45" (1.2 m) wide fabric: 3 - 4 yd (2.75 - 3.7 m) // 54" (1.4 m) wide fabric: 2.5 - 3.1 yd (2.3 - 2.8 m).

View B (knit fabrics): 58" (1.5 m) wide fabric: 2.5 - 3 yd (2.3 - 2.7 m).

Sizing: US 0 – 34 (approx. UK 6/8 – 32/34). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

The pattern is drafted for a height of 5'5". The waistband sits about 1" below the natural waist, and the hem falls to the ankle bone. Your hip measurement is key, as the waist can be adjusted to fit snugly with the elastic waistband. However, if your waist measurement is larger than your hip measurement, go with your waist measurement.

In the PDF pattern, Sizes 22 and 24 are on both pattern nests (sizes 0 - 24 and sizes 22 - 34), offering the opportunity to choose which fit will suit your body better. The sizes 22 - 34 nest has an increased amount of crotch length, through the crotch extension (and therefore also the thigh) and increased height of the back waist. This offers a more comfortable fit for a curvy figure, or more wearing ease if you prefer more back coverage.

Notions: Coordinating thread; 2" soft waistband elastic for the waist and elasticised woven cuffs; Wonder Tape (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (54 pages for sizes 0-24, 56 pages for sizes 22-34); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets for sizes 0-24, 3 sheets for sizes 22-34) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
With Adaptations Made for Tall Women

I've wanted to make these for a while now and I'm so glad I did! Made from cotton poplin that I ice dyed myself...

I had the good fortune of reading a friends instagram post the morning before I started making these and as such I was able to make adjustments to the pattern in 3 key areas so that they fit me... I'm 5 ft 11 with an inside leg of 34", the pattern is made for an inside leg of 29.5".

The adjustments I made to fit my body are as follows - 

Dropped the crotch seam 2" (In hindsight for everyday wear probably only needed to be about 1" each side here but these are pj's and I like space when I sleep!). This depends entirely on where you're going to have your waistband to... mine is just below my bely button but if you're going to wear these on your hips you won't need to move things as much.

Added a new lengthening line to all three pieces (front, back & side)... just bellow the pocket notch, and added 2.5" here. This is found was actually crucial to the trousers fitting me so that when I bent my knee the seams weren't too tight.

Added 2" of length on the patterns recommended lengthening line.

Slim hack is fab!

I have used the 'slim hack' on the Sew Liberated blog to make two pairs of Arenite pants and I wear them both constantly! I love the comfortable fit and the curved pockets. I have a 14" difference between my waist and hips so for elastic-waist pants I have to be wary of making sure the elastic waistband can pass over my hips without being too loose - these worked well!

Arenite pants - Sew Liberated

These are a slouchy, elasticated waist pant with the WIDEST pockets! I sewed up a size 6 in a lyocell linen slub with no modifications. With the flat felled seam these were a bit of a longer make a a little more challenging than simply finishing with a serger. I really liked the look of the seam and appreciate the finished edges. I also sewed darts into the pockets as they were a bit too slouchy for me.

The pants are very comfy, but I do think next time I would cut a little longer elastic waist as it is a bit tight across the tummy and hard to wear all day. Next time I want to try the slim hacked version for a bit of a more fitted pair, as well as a cropped bottom (instead of the elasticated bottom shown here).

Arenite Pants - Sew Liberated

The Arenite Pants are an elastic waist pant with optional elastic cuffs. There best bit is the bucket pockets.

I made them in a silky twill viscose. Despite the fabric being a bit tricky to work with they came together really simply as the instructions were really easy to follow.

There is a more detailed review on my blog here -