Monday, October 12, 2020

Plum Free Range Slacks

 While I had my Free Range Slacks pattern out I sewed myself another pair!

I've been a bit desperate for more comfortable, casual, winter weight pants. 
Many of my winter pants are more office-appropriate, and I don't really need that these days. Also, many of my casual pants and jeans just aren't fitting right now.

I had some plum stretch twill in my stash from my favorite Bangkok fabric shop and decided to cut myself another pair of Free Range Slacks since I liked the twill version I made late last year so much.

Say, Meg, didn't you just make yourself a pair of perfectly pleasant plum pants a couple years back? 
Why yes, yes I did. And they definitely were pretty unforgiving as far as fit goes, so I can't wear them anymore. They have gone to a better place (namely Becky's offspring, who looks amazing in them!).

These Free Range Slacks, with their elastic waist and hint of stretch, are incredibly comfy.

This is Version 1, the tapered leg version of the Free Range Slacks pattern. Size 16, like my last couple pairs.

Since I was using a thicker fabric, I decided to use some soft double gauze scraps (leftover from my Torrens Box Top) as the waistband facing. I had done the same with my other Free Range Slacks and really liked how the soft fabric felt on my belly.

Pretty happy with these plum pants! I think they'll slip easily into my regular rotation. 


  1. I really like these! The fit is spot on, and I love it with the top (looks like a me-made too?) Great outfit for the season!

  2. Those look fabulous - I looked up the pattern and am thankful it includes curvy sizes, too. That color is spot-on for this fall!!

  3. Waouh ! terrific! I sewed a version of the Free range Slacks this summer, but didn't wear the pants too much because of a bagginess at the front crotch. This excess fabric can also be seen on the version presented by the company...which discourages me of expermienting fitting ajustements. Now that I saw your version I want to give this pattern another go. Thank you.

  4. Hi Meg-I have a question and you are the authority! If I wanted to make elastic back pants-what would you suggest? Free Range, Pietra or some other pattern. Thank you so much. You always look so good in yours