The Alexis Pant is the first pant in the Marsha Style PDF Pattern assortment. For all of you that have not yet sewn a fly front or have a fear of fly fronts this pattern is for you. I have a fail safe way of sewing a fly front that should boost your confidence in this area.
True to size the pant is a mid rise sitting on your low waist / high hip with a slouchy fit and feel through the body. Size down one size and the pant will fit as a high waisted, tailored pant. A size 0 has been included in this pattern to cater for the size 2 person to size down.
I know I might get a little push back for my sizing choice of this pattern which is US2 to US22. I made the decision to reduced the size range for this pant due to the technical knowledge required on grading pants past this point. It’s not my area of expertise and it is tricky. At Marsha Style I am committed to providing quality patterns that I know fit well. On this occasion I was not able to extend past a US22. Please see the finished body measurement chart below.
As mentioned above, the pant features a fly front with button or hook and bar closure. I am in the process of editing a video tutorial to support the sewing of the Alexis Pant. In the meantime please find a little video below that I created for the testing group to help with the fly front.
The pant also has side slant pockets, front yoke and feature front side flap. A self fabric waist belt with D ring slider for adjustment is held in place by belt loops. The pattern has been drafted for a height of 170cm ( 5’7”). Lengthening and shortening lines can be found on the pattern to adjust according to your height.
I personally love this pant. Depending on the size you decide to make they can be super casual or a gorgeous dress pant. All the little details set these pants aside from others in the market. They can be cut off to create a short, tapered and shortened to create a cropped look.
A big shout out to Alexis @myysweetsunshine who kindly let me name these pants with her namesake. As soon as I finished my first toile the Alexis Pant just felt like the right name for this style. I’m sure you will see tester versions popping up over the coming days to see how great they look on different body types.
We are heading into Summer her in the Southern Hemisphere and the Alexis Pant looks fab with a Tee or tank. And for those of you heading into Autumn/Winter in the Northern Hemisphere how great is the Alexis Pant styled with a jacket!
Happy sewing! Please reach out if you have any questions regarding the Alexis Pant. I am always here to help you on your sewing journey.