Protea Pants


Protea Pants


The Protea Pant is a modern trouser with chic front pleats, sweeping pant legs, and a curved waistband. It offers two ways of sewing the waistband. The first way is better for light-to midweight fabrics, and if you like the look of topstitching. The second method is for mid-to heavyweight fabrics, or if you like a clean, more traditional trouser waistband. View A has pleats in front, View B has a flat front. This pattern will teach you some fun techniques including:

– An easy zipper fly
– Your choice of top-stitched or clean-finish waistband
– A special technique to keep the pleats folded
– In-seam pockets

The Pattern Includes:
– Sewing instructions with clear illustrations for each step
– A4/Letter print at home
– Projector file


These trousers will have a completely different look depending on the fabric you choose, but I do recommend something with a good drape and also something that doesn’t grow as you work with it or wear it. A light, drapey fabric will look lovely and flowy. A mid-weight cotton/linen will look so relaxed and cool. Or you can choose a mid-to heavyweight for a chic winter pant. You won’t need pocket lining fabric or pocket facing if using lightweight fabric, in that case you can use your main fabric.
(Rayon/Tencel/Lyocell twill, challis or crepe, Linen, Linen blend, Cotton, light to heavy Wool, Corduroy, Denim, Silk, Satin)

– Zipper
– Button (around 3/4” in diameter) (28-36 Ligne)
– Light woven interfacing
– Double fold bias tape the length of your waist ONLY if using thick material or making the clean waistband construction


VIEW A features:
Full-length pant leg
Curved waistband
Zipper fly
In-seam side pockets that connect to Center Front
Fitted by waist, loose hip and very loose thighs
Optional top-stitching
Belt loops

VIEW B features:
Same as View A except for a flat front, no pleats.

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