Women don't always want to just wear jeans, so we have designed these jogger pants with the inserted side stripes as a pattern for you. Penelope can look very sporty if you use sweat fabric as a material, for example, very elegant and quite sophisticated for the evening by using jacquard and satin. or a wool blend with contrasting stripes for everyday wear. Slanted pockets at the front and patch pockets at the back complete the look of the trousers. Thanks to the elastic waistband, these pants can also be used by less experienced hobby tailors. Side length without waistband = 100cm.
The chic Penelope trousers with a contrasting side stripe from this pattern were sewn from a stiffer trousers material.
We recommend classic trousers, a wool blend or jacquard with a contrasting insert, but sweat fabric is also possible.
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the clips from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front trousers opposite
- 1x rear pants opposite
- 1x front pocket opposite
- 2x rear pocket
- 1x waistband in break
- 1x side stripes opposite
- 1x 4.5cm wide elastic band at your waist
Finish all edges of the back pockets.
Iron the edges using the pattern piece.
So that you don't see the seam allowances on the side edges later when opening the pocket, fold the top corner inwards at a 90° angle.
Using the marking in the pattern, pin the pocket on the right side of the back pants and stitch it close to the side edges and the two bottom edges. Securely lock the seams at the pocket opening.
Repeat these steps on the other side. Now your back pants parts are ready.
Then we continue with the front pants parts. Pin the pocket on the slanted edge, right sides together, onto the slanted edge of the front pants...
.. and sew the bag onto the slanted edge.
To ensure that no seam is visible from the right later, but also that the inside pocket does not bulge out, you stitch the seam you just closed flat by placing the seam allowance towards the pocket and stitching it in place from the left.
Using the marking, fold the bag outwards again and neaten the lower, open edge.
If you want, you can attach the pocket to the top and side of the trouser leg within the seam allowance.
Place the side strip, right sides together, on the side seam of the front pants...
... and close this seam.
Then iron the seam allowance towards the trouser leg and stitch it tight.
Then place the front pants with the stripe right sides together on the matching back pants and close the side seam here too.
Iron the seam allowance towards the pants again and stitch it tight.
Then place the leg right sides together and close the inside leg seam.
Depending on your choice of fabric, overcast the hem and fold it inwards by 3cm.
Stitch the hem tightly. Repeat these steps on the other pant leg.
Turn one pant leg inside out, the other stays right side out. Now insert the latter into the former, right sides together,...
... so that the inside leg seams meet, as do the upper cuffs. Close this crotch seam in one go and then turn the pants right side out.
Halve the waistband lengthwise, right sides together, and close the short side seam. Then, using the pattern, iron the hem in the middle and both open edges 1cm inwards.
So you have the prepared waistband and the rest of the pants in front of you.
Unfold the waistband and pin it all around with its right side on the inside edge of the pants. Make sure that the clips meet each other. The side seam of the waistband meets the center back of the pants.
You can see the iron edge very well. Sew the waistband about 2mm away within the seam allowance all around.
Since my fabric pulls so many threads, I finished this seam additionally. Fold the seam allowance towards the waistband...
... and fold the waistband over the seam you just closed so that it lies in the middle edge of the ironing. Pin the waistband securely from the right.
If you now sew the waistband at a distance of 1mm from the edge, you will automatically hit the inner edge of the waistband. Leave a few centimeters open at the back of the pants.
Use a safety pin to pull the elastic through this opening.
Make sure that the elastic band does not twist on the inside. Sew the two rubber ends together well, pull the rubber inwards and close the short opening.
Your waistband with internal elastic band is ready.
Congratulations, your pants Penelope are ready!