The Perfect Beginner Pants Sewing Pattern

Sew the Christine Jonson Perfect Pant Skinny (or Skinny with a Mini Skirt)

If you've NEVER sewn pants before and want to make your own, the Perfect Pant Collection from Christine Jonson Patterns is perfect. 

So many of our online sewing friends have made these pants without ever having made pants before (or not having sewn pants in 20 or 30 years!)

Why? They're drafted amazingly well! They have wonderful details that make them suited for everyday wear - including to the office.

  • Fold over stretch fabric waistband hugs you for a no-muffin look
  • Front & back seamed details add a polished look
  • Front inset pockets are chic and deep (large enough for the largest smartphone)
  • Available in classic wide leg, flare leg or skinny leg

Sew Along with the Perfect Pant Skinny 2018:

January 2-5:

Download the pattern, get your fabric and cut your size as per the Perfect Sizing Worksheet and the pattern envelope. We recommend 2 or 4-way stretch Ponte knit (4-way is better but more expensive). This pant uses negative ease to fit you - the pants are smaller than you are at the waist and high hip, so that they stay up without elastic. A fabric with good recovery (snappy recovery) is required. Use the Perfect Sizing Worksheet to help determine the right size based on the amount of stretch. 

Stretch ruler: download and print one here (with instructions on how to use it.)

Calculate your size:  Download the Perfect Sizing Worksheet™ (paper PDF) or

How to use the Perfect Sizing Worksheet ™ here

 

January 8-12:

Sew the pockets and seams

In this video, we show you how to sew the pocket and the front seams. It's EASY to sew these polished, deep pockets, large enough for your largest smartphone, your keys, ID and even a smaller wallet. 

 

January 15-19:

Sew the waistband and hems of the Perfect Pants Skinny and the Skinny with a Skirt

How it works: 

  1. Join the Christine Jonson Patterns Facebook Group
  2. Join the event in the pinned post to participate and see group posts
  3. Sew your Perfect Pants at home on your schedule, following along with videos that will be added to this blog post or LIVE on our Facebook page.
  4. Post on the group with questions or progress photos
  5. Post your finished photos when done!
These are the Perfect Pant Skinny samples we sewed in our Sew Along together. The top is the Shirred Top 426. The pants are in a pink 2-way stretch Ponte from SpandexHouse.

These are the Perfect Pant Skinny samples we sewed in our Sew Along together. The top is the Shirred Top 426. The pants are in a pink 2-way stretch Ponte from SpandexHouse.