I am so excited to introduce you to my latest pattern - the Lisbeth pants! These pants are my take on both dressy AND casual pants. I intended on making the Lisbeth pants as a comfortable office wear option, as well as something to lounge around on the weekend. This pattern is so versatile and I hope you like it as much I as do!
View A of the Lisbeth pants has a fully functioning zipper fly and a regular hem while sporting a partially elasticated waistband. I would say it is all business in the front and comfort in the back. As for view B, don't be fooled by the faux fly. View B may look like a dressy jogger, but it is all about comfort. It has a faux fly, a fully elasticated waistband with a drawstring, and elastic hems. Both views feature an inverted yoke in the back, which is drafted to provide some shaping, as well as slanted deep front pockets and large patch pockets in the back.
The Lisbeth pants are drafted for woven fabrics with no stretch. Twill, linen, hemp, viscose and rayon fabrics will work well with this pattern. You can also use woven fabrics with a slight stretch for extra comfort. I especially like a dressy version of Lisbeth pants in twill with 3% spandex added.
The Lisbeth pants also make a great pair of sweatpants when sewn using stretch fabrics! Medium-weight knit fabrics like french terry, sweatshirting will work well with this pattern. I have made many sweatpants over the last few months while working on this pattern and I love wearing them around the house. The faux fly and back yoke make these sweatpants look less casual and I don't feel like a complete slob when wearing them. I will be telling you more about all the sweat pants I made using this pattern next week.
Next week I am planning a few blog posts to help you with pattern adjustments and tricky steps when making the Lisbeth pants. If there is anything you need help with, let me know and I will try making it into the blog post.
I am so excited for the release of Lisbeth pants and I hope you like them as much as I do!