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By CASHMERETTE, Meriam Trousers is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: Meet the Meriam Trousers: woven pants you'll actually enjoy wearing! Classic trousers can be pretty uncomfortable if your waist spreads when you sit down—and whose doesn't? But thanks to an innovative flex waistband, the Meriam Trousers keep you comfortable while standing or sitting, without compromising on style and sophistication!

The Meriam has the classic details you love in a trouser: a zip fly with a hidden closure, front slash pockets, straight legs, and optional back welt pockets. But best of all, you'll get a fabulously comfortable fit with a flex waistband that gently expands by 3-4" as you sit down, plus the option of a full bum adjustment piece, already done for you.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Standard and flex waistband that expands gently as you sit
  • Standard and full bum fit options
  • A guide to taking your measurements and selecting your size
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level

Sizing: This is a multi-sized pattern in US sizes 0-16 or 12 to 32, with standard and full bum fit options. Includes 32-52” waist and 42-62” hip. Sizing guide, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements can be found here

Jan Marie (blue/purple) is wearing a size 4 waist graded to 8 in the hips with the full bum option. Her measurements are 29" waist and 40" hips, and she is 5' 4".

Dhara (teal) is wearing a size 4 waist graded to 0 in the hips with the standard bum option. Her measurements are 28.5" waist and 35" hips, and she is 5' 2".

Jenny (purple) is wearing a size 20 waist graded to 16 in the hips with the standard bum option. Her measurements are 41" waist and 46" hips, and she is 5' 6".

Michelle (gray) is wearing a size 24 with the standard bum option. Her measurements are 46.5" waist and 54" hips, and she is 5' 6".

Fabric Suggestions: Main: Light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as wool suiting, linen, poly/cotton, or poly/wool blend. Lining: non-stretch cotton. Interfacing: Light- to mid-weight woven fusible interfacing.

Trims required: Universal needle, hand sewing needle, thread, 10” (25 cm) pants zipper, clear elastic, 15” (38 cm) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide woven (no-roll) elastic, one ½” (12 mm) skirt/pant hook & eye closure, 3 (View A) or 1 (View B) ½” (12 mm) buttons, 3.5 yards (3.2 m) of 1.5” (3.8 cm) wide unfolded bias tape. Tools: Buttonhole foot, zipper foot, tailor’s chalk or washable marker, tailor’s ham or rolled up towel, buttonhole chisel or XActo knife, point turner.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner (standard waistband), Advanced (flex waistband)

Want step-by-step help making your trousers? Check out the online workshop, Pants Making for Curves where Jenny Rushmore will take you through the whole process with confidence!

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Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

The paper pattern comes packaged in an envelope and includes a highly detailed fully illustrated instruction booklet.

Photo credits: Cashmerette.

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