If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that I've been working on my first pant design for quite some time now. There were a few reasons that I haven't offered a pair of pants up to this point. This first is that I'm pretty new to pattern drafting and I'm completely self taught. Tops and dresses came a bit easier to me, but everyone had told me pants can be really hard to fit. That might be true, but pattern drafting an elastic waist pant (compared to a fitted style) was less difficult than I imagined. But after I got my basic pattern done, then the real designing started. This new style is called pant 1, but there were many iterations of this pant before I reached the final style. I tweaked hemlines, fit, taper, rise, and pocket placement multiple times until I was happy with the fit and shape. Then I hand pattern graded (the process of making a pattern a smaller or larger size by cutting the pattern into strips and overlapping or spreading those strips apart) each size knowing that I wanted to offer a quite a few size options. Currently I offer 11 sizes ranging from open size 1 to open size 11, which is a traditional 0-20 sizing run. It's been a journey and a process and at times I felt like I wasn't going to get there, but the day has come and I'm so excited to share this design with the world!
I've talked about the design of the pants on Insta and within the actual product description, but I'll do so again right now. I designed these pants to fill a gap in my own wardrobe. I didn't have a pair of comfortable, elastic waist pants that had room to move in, but that came to a neat taper at the bottom for added warmth. I love wide leg pants, but I can't make those work as well in fall and winter because they're not warm enough. The pants feature a 15" rise, inseam pockets, and a cropped hem. The fabric is a beautiful mushroom-colored hemp/organic cotton canvas, which I'm so excited about offering! Hemp is an environmentally friendly crop since it grows in abundance and lends itself to sturdy, made-to-last garments. To me this means you won't be tossing these away anytime soon. And the presence of organic cotton means no pesticides and a softer hand feel. The fabric has a bit more drape than other canvas materials that I've come across. And I'm happy to say that these pants (and t-shirt 3 and pullover 2) will be coming in this same fabric in "cinder" later this fall.
I hope these pants make you feel comfortable, safe, and provide the perfect vehicle for you to live your life in. Enjoy and purchase them here.