Who loves the Portlander Pants? 🙋🏻♀️
I know I sure do. In this tutorial I’m going to walk you through how to adjust the pattern so that your pockets are inset 🙂
Start off by printing your pants pattern in your size. Print two pocket pattern pieces. After assembly, Cut your pants pattern pieces, and one pocket pattern piece. Keep the second pocket pattern piece uncut as we are going to draw on it.
Starting with your uncut pocket pattern piece. Lay it out on your work surface.
Place your front pants pattern piece over top of the pocket piece, matching the notches.
You will see the red dotted line is the pocket piece underneath. Trace the outline of the pants onto the pocket pattern piece, across the top and side.
The red dotted line is your new line. This piece will now be called pocket A. Cut out along the red line and around the curve of the pocket.
Using your second pocket piece you printed out. Fold the seam allowance back towards the wrong side of the pattern piece. We will be calling this pice Pocket B.
Place Pocket B on top of your front pants pattern. Matching The notches at the top.
Draw a line onto the pants piece where the pocket opening will be.
Add 3/8″ seam allowance to the line you just drew. (shown in purple)
Cut the purple line.
This is your new pants front piece. Label the front curve and the pocket opening so that you don’t get confused.
Using your pocket piece B Add 3/8″ seam allowance to your fold line. (fold line shown in red, seam allowance shown in a dotted red line.)
Trim your pattern piece along the dotted red line and straighten out the top and side.
That is it for the altered pattern pieces. So you should now have a front pants pattern piece, and a pocket A and Pocket B.
Cut out your fabric using your new pattern pieces.
Now we SEW!
<— Front of pants
Back of pants —>
<— Back of pant
Front of pant —>
Finish construction your pants as per the original tutorial! Enjoy your new pockets and Don’t forget to post your finished creations in our Facebook Group!