Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Deep purple pants with high waist

Added Nov 6, 2009

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






BWOF 8/2009 #106 pattern with few minor alterations.

I deepened the top back panels to fit my bottom (standard alteration I do on pants) and narrowed the waist a bit. Other than taht, the pants fit me well.

The waist is interfaced with fusible interfacing. I thought some boning would help keep the waist up. However, since I didn’t have any boning in my notions stash, I improvised a bit. I cut 2cm wide strips of horse hair canvas and used them as boning. I hand sewed the strips to the seam allowances of the waist. The result is great – the waist has some firmness, and it is very comfortable.

I am wearing the pants with my “JJ pattern redrafted” shirt – you can see that I narrowed it at the waist, and I think it looks much better now. This shirt goes well with high waisted skirts and pants.

Material Notes

Some Tweedy fabric




Garment Type

7 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Img_20160222_155241214_large

    Nov 10, 2009, 08.07 PMby milkyway

    I do love high waist trousers, as all your creations, this is very neat and just suit you perfectly. Buen trabajo señorita!!

  • Avatar_large

    Nov 7, 2009, 07.45 AMby irmchen

    One more classy garment in your wardrobe! Super! :) In my opinion it is the most difficult job to make a trousers with perfect fit. My waist is extremly high positioned, thats why I don’t sew pants or skirts. :(

  • Vatten_large

    Nov 6, 2009, 09.25 PMby ichigogirl

    Really nice pants! Thanks for informing about the horse-hair-boning, I wouldn’t have thought of putting boning in pants but it’s a great idea, and it looks like it works well!

  • 271b6230d7f4cd766994d54d0c1222933059364a_large

    Nov 6, 2009, 04.55 PMby ghainskom

    ha ha these pants are on my list so it’s nice to hear that they fit well. They don’t seem tha high-waisted though…

    1 Reply
    • C9c58f92ed60d1987d1a711106e37cb70262f08a_large

      Nov 6, 2009, 09.08 PMby anajan

      I guess we have a similar taste for fashion ;-)
      The pants are high waisted. They might appear as standard pants due to my body shape. The waist actually reaches my rib cage, which happens to be the narrowest point of my torso (hence my waist is positioned a bit higher than normal).

  • 718839f1e666b60ba89825066c66b0e93b61e21c_large

    Nov 6, 2009, 03.40 PMby ink

    What elegant pants! Along with the shirt, so clean and crisp!

  • Icm_fullxfull_57704996_dz1ljgvmlzk8kwwg480g_large

    Nov 6, 2009, 02.07 PMby emlj

    ooo these are fantastic, wish i could make trousers. Love how elegant they are and very well fitted.

  • 982f59f63f1edd8bb11d311c1a68c2a00434ee51_large

    Nov 6, 2009, 11.25 AMby frenchpea

    I love these pants, especially the high waist and the wider legs. As usual, your creations are inspiring and beautifully made :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 2 people added it