The Medea trousers are comfortable leisure trousers for warm days. We've kept the cut simple and classic, but with the right choice of fabric, they're bound to become your favorite pants. The waistband is completely finished with a rubber band in the back, which also compensates for one or the other sundae. Sloping pockets at the front, patch pockets at the back and the straight leg give the trousers their casual character.
Side length without waistband = 106 cm
Medea was sewn from a linen fabric in this pattern.
We recommend soft cotton, casual linen or opaque viscose.
- Outer fabric 2.00 m 140 cm wide
- Elastic band 0.50 m 0.5 cm narrower than waistband
- Outer fabric 2.40 m 140 cm wide
- Elastic band 0.60 m 0.5 cm narrower than waistband
- Insert 0.10 m 90 cm wide
- Zipper 1 x 14 cm long
- Knob 1 x 16mm diameter
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric and interlining. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvage of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, etc. Transfer these either with chalk or pins. It is best to first roughly cut all outer fabric parts that are completely covered with an interlining. After you have fixed the insert, cut it out exactly. There is also a video about gluing and fixing pattern pieces here.
You need from fabric:
- 2x hind trousers in opposite directions
- 2x front trousers in opposite directions
- 2x pocket bags-big opposite
- 2x pocket bags-small opposite
- 2x bag-rear opposite
- 1x tear understep
- 1x belt loop
also with insert:
1x cuffs on the right and left
1x front pant underlay
1x front pant step
- cut 1x front pant top step left side of body
To sew these pants you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.
If you use a zipper, you also need the right presser foot for your sewing machine. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
First iron the top and bottom step according to the pattern,...
... as well as the back pocket, use the existing template. Stitch through the pocket opening.
Position the back pockets according to the markings on the pattern on the hind trousers and sew them in place all around.
Place the smaller pocket pouches, right sides together, on the front pants and stitch everything in place. Then press the seam allowances apart, turn the bag inside out and iron everything flat.
Stitch the pocket opening just under the edge again to secure it.
Now place the large pocket bag right sides together behind the smaller one and secure the opening with a quilting.
Sew the bags shut and neaten the seam allowances.
Lay the front trousers on the back trousers, right sides facing, and close the side seams, paying attention to the seam allowances in the pattern. Neat the seam allowances together and press them to the back.
Sew the inside leg seams together, right sides together, neaten the seam allowances and iron them to the back.
Next, sew the seat seams right sides together and neaten the seam allowances.
On the strip for the belt loops, neaten one of the long sides. Then iron over the unfinished edge by 1cm and the finished edge by 1cm. Finally, stitch along the long sides, each 0.2 cm wide.
Cut the strip into 5 pieces of equal length.
Fasten the belt loops right sides together on the front trousers according to the markings on the pattern.
Fasten the belt loops right sides together on the back pants according to the markings on the pattern.
We have a video for you about the zipper processing:
The underlay is prepared as follows: iron the fold left sides together and neaten the long and bottom sides of the underlay. Place the zipper on the prepared underlay and stitch it down.
Lay the underlap with the zipper under the ironed underlap of the left front trousers and stitch through the edge.
Sew the other side of the opened zipper to the ironed flap of the right front trousers.
Now use a template to stitch the top step from the right to the marking. To do this, push the underlay aside so that you don't sew it on.
Continue stitching the curve after positioning the underlap correctly.
Prepare the waistband by ironing in the fold and ironing the raw edge of the outer waistband 1cm.
Place the waistband on the pants, right sides together, inside out. Stitch the waistband all the way around and press the seam allowances up.
Also close the short stretches right sides together.
Cut the elastic to the right length and position it on the back pant.
Stitch it to the side seam of the waistband.
Now stitch the outer waistband all the way around.
The belt loops are fixed at the top of the waistband.
You can also attach the belt loops to the waistband at the back.
Finish the hem all around and iron it according to the pattern. Stitch it through and through with a seam.
Finally, poke a buttonhole in the waistband and sew on a matching button.
Your MEDEA is ready!
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.