Build Your Wardrobe with the Dexter Pants
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.
Hilary is wearing size 8 Dexter pants. Her measurements are 37″, 29″,39″.
Tutorials to Build Your Skills
A great pair of pants starts with the right fabric and good fit.
- Working with Double Knits: learn how to select and sew with double knits.
- How to Take Body Measurements: start this project off on the right foot with a fresh set of body measurements.
- Pants Fitting Basics: learn common pant fitting adjustments.
Learn How to Customize the Dexter Pants
This month, we walk you through three pattern hacks for the Dexter pants.
Wondering what to pair with the Dexter pants? Get inspired by Seamwork Style.
Shop for Fabric
For the best fit, choose a medium to heavyweight knit with good stretch and recovery. We love the way double knit, Ponte, and French terry work for this project.
Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.
Arietta Ponte de Roma in black from Fabric.com
Bamboo stretch French terry in charcoal from Mood Fabrics.