Linen pants are the perfect bridge into late summer style. They are casual and keep you cool but still cover up more skin than shorts. I have always loved the casual, lived-in look of linen pants but often find that the ones you buy ready to wear are made out of low quality fabrics and get extremely wrinkly… so I decided to make my own!
I ordered a sample of this sage green linen and instantly had a vision for the pants I wanted to make. The thing that makes this linen special is that it is actually 45% rayon. This gives it a bit of added softness and enhances its drape. I have also been obsessed with tie-waists this season so I wanted to bring that into this pair as well.
The fabric that I used is linked [ here ]. I ordered 2 yards but barely had enough (so maybe order 2.5-3+ yards depending on sizing. You will also need a bit of lightweight interfacing for the waistband [ linked here ], 2″ soft waistband elastic [ linked here ] and a scrap piece of muslin for the pocket lining and waistband lining.
A few hints when sewing these: be sure to press and pin everything! The beautiful drape of this fabric also shows any and all flaws so work carefully. Also note that there is actually no right and wrong-sides to this fabric so pay close attention that you do not end up with two left legs, two right pockets, etc.
I hope you enjoy these wonderful pants! Let me know if you have any questions.
With Love, Kaitlin