No. 3118

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Pattern Description

The Dexter pants might look like a sleek pair of fitted trousers at first glance. But don't be fooled by their tailored appearance, these pants are actually knit. A fitted cut, darts, pintucks, a side zipper, and waist facing give these pants an elevated edge.

Sew Dexter in medium to heavy weight knits such as Ponte or double knits for a classic structured look or try French terry for something with a softer drape.

Seamwork Issue 59


Sizes and Supplies

0 - 26

All-purpose polyester sewing thread, ballpoint sewing machine needle, ballpoint twin needle, 9” invisible zipper, 1 1/4 yards of 1/4" braided elastic, 1 yard of fusible knit interfacing.

Medium weight knit fabrics such as French terry, ponte, and double knits.

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Download Information

25-30 pages

Pattern Fit

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Techniques and customization ideas for your Dexter

Simple tips for using your home sewing machine to sew knit fabrics.

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