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Dexter

No. 3118

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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.

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Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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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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25-30 pages

Misses and Curvy print-at-home files, Misses and Curvy copy shop files. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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Resources

Techniques and customization ideas for your Dexter

Sew Knits Without a Serger

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

Tips for fitting pants.
A Guide to Coverstitch Machines

Get a professional hem on your knits.
Match Plaids and Stripes

How to match plaids and stripes.