Draft n Sew Drop Crotch Pants Tutorial ( with pattern download )
Hi ! I just completed the PDF pattern to make drop crotch pants. Please click on the link or the image below to download it from my Google Drive 🙂 The pattern should be assembled to look like this :
with the grey squares measuring 5 cm ( 2″ ). All the grey squares are 2″ not 2.5″ ( I typed 2.5″ in the pdf, inches are hard for me ).
Please print on A4 paper with scale on 100%. The elastic band waist can be expanded to 112 cm (44″). The digital pattern is a bit longer than the paper pattern shown in the video tutorial but that is a bonus as I’ve got short legs.
The finished length of the pants is 84 cm ( 33″ ) with the widest part at 92 cm ( 36″). The tutorial is here, you also have an option of drafting one that fits your size :
I get a bit neurotic when cutting out paper pattern, so bear with me here. First, I cut out the full pattern and use that to cut 2 back pcs from my fabric ( one for the right, one for the left ) :
Then I trace the back pocket pc to make a separate paper pattern and use that to cut out 2 sets of pocket from my fabric ( total 4 pcs , one set for the right , one set for the left ) :
After that I snip off the curvy pocket opening ( below ). I use the remaining large piece to trace out the 2 front panels on my fabric. The trimmed off piece is then used to cut off 2 of the pocket pcs ( one for the left, one for the right ) to form the front pocket pcs :
The seam allowances used are as follows :
You also need elastic band that fits your waist. I used a 5 cm ( 2″ ) wide elastic band and add about 2.5 cm ( 1″ ) for the overlap ( to sew the ends of the band together ). The fabric casing width is 12 cm ( about 5″ ) by 122 cm ( 46″ ) long. I like to fix the casing’s ends as I sew up the waistband so I cut it a bit longer than needed.
For supplies you only need your favorite fabric and a 2″ elastic band , which I found one on Etsy , affiliates link of course 🙂 Next tutorial is a kaftan style square top with fun sleeve pockets !
Good day, for what age or size is the drop crotch pants? Needing to make one for my boy.
Hey there, I’m not sure what size this will be categorize in. If you measure from the side ( waist down to the hem), it is around 83 cm long.