New Pattern Release

Today’s new pattern is the Ravanna Wrap Pants by Designer Stitch. I have been seeing pictures of wrap around pants all over Facebook for the last month or so, and today the new pattern is ready!

Pattern Details

This pattern comes in a huge range of sizes:

* (AU/UK) 6 – 26
* (US) 2 – 22
* (EU) 34 – 54

There are two different waistband options:

* Elastic waistband
* Structured waistband with invisible zipper

There are two different styles:

* Tulip
* Straight

And they are designed for a woven fabric, although you could adapt this pattern to a knit.

My Version

I made the elastic waist version and these pants are seriously comfy – its just like I’m secretly wearing pyjamas! And the elastic waist makes fitting the pants so easy, as long as there is a comfortable amount of ease around your hips, you can adjust the elastic length itself to fit you.

I made the version with the straight front line. I made this version for two reasons, firstly the Tulip shape seems a bit more summery to me, the second reason that I went with the straight version is because I’m a bit on the short side, and the straight front allows you to adjust the length at the end of construction…however, now that I have my adjusted pattern (that I shortened to exactly the right length), I will be able to make lots of tulip shaped versions or summer – they are also a perfect opportunity to use some nice trims as well.

The Fabric

I made these from a printed rayon. I pre-washed and tumble-dried the fabric, so I know that it won’t shrink anymore. This is a perfect fabric for these pants, it is nice and flowy and not too bulky around the waist. It does tend to fray however, and can be a bit tricky to make small folds, so I overlock the edges of the pieces first, this makes them ‘behave’ a lot better.

I have really been enjoying printed rayons lately, there are some beautiful prints to be found in lots of different colours too. And a border print would work really well for these pants.

Styling

These pants will definitely become a wardrobe staple of mine. They are so comfortable, yet so stylish. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on fabric choice, and will always show a little bit of individuality.

Where to Buy?

The Ravanna Wrap Pants are available for purchase from the Designer Stitch website. They are currently available at a special introductory price of just $8!

Thanks for reading!

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