It’s so easy to spot palazzo pants in the streets these days. I have seen (through the web) bloggers and fashionistas in these pretty styles at various fashion and dressy events. These pants give the wearer a glamour, yet completely effortless look, and of course, they are so comfortable to wear!
The superb comfort of palazzo pants makes them a natural choice for the casual look. Look, everyone is working from home, so why choose the rigid jeans or pencil skirt? Just go for a pair of palazzo pants.
Palazzo pants are also easy to mix and match. Want to stand out in the crowd? Choose plain palazzos in a vibrant color and wear with a plain contrasting top. Want to give emphasis to the flaring nature of your palazzos, go for a stretch top such as a classic tee, crop top or spaghetti top. The choices are endless, and almost any body type can find suitable palazzo pants for themselves.
Now just turn to the pattern today. I am introducing my newest crush – the Laurel palazzo pants. Let’s take a look at the technical drawing:
The Laurel palazzo pants are created in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL, so just look for one that fits you best!
These pants feature an ankle length, front zipper closure and inseam pockets. It is not a difficult project at all! Of course for those who are dreaded of sewing zippers, I am going to create a version of these pants with elastic waistband (not sure when I will fulfill this promise though, because I am so busy with my own little business).
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the instruction here.
You can print this using your home printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
HOW TO SEW THE LAUREL PALAZZO PANTS
You will need:
- Fabric of your choice
- Some interfacing
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Pattern printout
How much fabric do you need for these palazzo pants? You may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:
Fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front: 2
- Back: 2
- Inseam pocket: 4
- Waistband: 1 main fabric + 1 interfacing
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as pleats etc. from the pattern piece onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
1. Apply fusible interfacing onto the waistband.
2. Sew darts on Front Pants and Back Pants. Press towards center.
3. Sewing front zipper:
- Pin fronts right sides together, sew center front seam from notch mark to 2 cm (3/4in) above inner leg seam.
- Press the zipper closure one-piece facing onto wrong side.
- Sew the zipper under the allowance edge (left edge) along the edge. Sew free zipper tape to right edge, to one-piece facing.
- Fold the button catch along the center, then sew it along upper and lower short edges.
- Topstitch the zipper closure one-piece facing on the button catch on the left part of the garment. Topstitch the slit right edge catching the facing.
4. Pin one front piece and one back piece right sides together. Sew inner leg seam. Repeat for the other side.
5. Place one pant leg into the other pant leg, right sides together. Sew the center crotch.
6. Sew pocket bags to side edges of front and back correspondingly. Pin Front Pants onto Back Pants and sew from waist to pocket opening, then continue around pocket bag, then continue down to hem.
8. Fold the waistband along the center line, right side together, then sew front ends. Turn the waistband right side out. Sew outer waistband edge to outer upper edge of garment, right sides together, with the extended part for button on left. Turn seam allowance under on the inner side of waistband and topstitch in the ditch along the joining seam from the right side.
9. Make a buttonhole on right end of waistband, sew the button on left.
10. Serge hem, turn under, press and topstitch or slip stitch as desired.
Voila! Now you have it – the Laurel palazzo pants!
And here is the download link: LAUREL PALAZZO PANTS SEWING PATTERN (SIZE XXS – 5XL)