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Named Rae Pants (cropped version)

As someone who pattern tested one of the garments in Named's new book, Breaking the Pattern, they very generously sent me a copy of the book when it was released.

My first make was some drapey Rae pants, which are perfect for Sydney weather and for work!

My new approach to blog stuff is to have a template where I record adjustments etc which can be found at the bottom.  That makes the rest of the post until then mostly pictures :)

These are made from two fabric panels I got from The Fabric Store in Sydney.

I used the fabric in the opposite direction for the waistband.

My main love for these relates to how well they drape and move.  I tried to post a video but it didn't work here...

All the deets:

Pattern:  Named Rae Pants

Size:  9


  • Graded from 9  to 8 (or possibly 7) in the hips and legs - there is a lot of ease in this pattern so i did that by eye rather than using the pattern pieces
  • I didn't lengthen them!  I would usually need a good 2" but I wanted a cropped version
  • I shortened them - again by eye - based on where I thought looked good with the print on the panels I was using
  • Lowered the slit - they would have been a bit too revealing at work I think with the slit where it was (mid-thigh for me), though this might depending on lengthening too.
Fabric used:  Something drapey (viscose?) from the Fabric Store.  Actually two panels.  
Note to self:  get better at recording what the fabric you buy is and whether it's washable!

Like them?  Wearing them?  YES and YES.  Love the style - thinking about making another pair

Notes for next time:  Remember to lengthen if you want them to be the length shown on the pattern - it's super easy to alter where it hits.
Want a drapey fabric that holds a crease (if you want it to) but doesn't crease too


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