In The Folds - Darlow Pants
About the Darlow Pants
The Darlow pants are a cropped, tapered pant with a lot of interesting panel lines and details. They have been designed to give a new spin to the classic pant and can be worn as an easy and casual option or dressed up for a nice evening option.
The pants sit on the natural waist and feature a fly front with zip closure, shaped waistband, in-seam pockets, back pockets and hem facings. The Darlow pants are designed to be quite fitted through the waist and hip, before more volume is added through the leg, for an interesting shape.
View A has slightly more volume through the leg than View B, and features patch pockets, while View B has back welt pockets. Both comprise a number of interesting shaped panel lines that encourage a unique shape and an interesting making experience.
The pattern is compatible with mid to heavy weight woven fabrics.
- Consider using: linen, linen blends, cotton drill/twill, denim or wool.
- For a softer, more dressy silhouette, consider using mid-weight silk.
- Keep in mind that View A has more volume in the thigh area and you may want to use mid-weight fabric (rather than heavy weight fabric) for this reason.
• Coordinating thread
• 1 x 15cm (6in) trouser zip (use a standard dress zip if you
are using lightweight fabric)
• 1 x 2cm (¾in) button
• 2 x medium pant hooks (no wider than 1.2cm (½in))
• 0.5m (0.5yds) x light to mid-weight fusible interfacing
(depending on your fabric choice)
• Optional: for inner waistband - 1m (1.1 yd) x 3.2cm (1¼ in)
single-fold bias tape
The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J, which equates to Australian sizes 6-24). For more information about sizing, please visit the Sizing Chart.
The pattern comes with a FIT KIT - an added document that goes through common fit issues and how to make the adjustment on the Darlow pants.
Patterns are drafted for height of 170cm (5'7") and include a lengthen / shorten line so you can make adjustments to suit your height.
Level of Difficulty
The pattern is placed at a Level 3 (out of 5) on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, which means you should be confident using sewing patterns and can handle basic pattern alterations to achieve a good fit.
By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: fitting pants, sewing a fly front, sewing pockets (patch or welt - depending on the style you choose to make), piecing panels together, working with curved seams and attaching a waistband.