Founded by Sonya Philip and based on a strong mission, 100 Acts of Sewing is based on her very thoughtful and artisanal approach to fashion and making. I encourage you to read more about it here, but my favourite insight in her beautiful statement of purpose is this, "Making clothing is a conscious choice; it is an investment of time over convenience. The creation of a functional garment, engenders self-sufficiency and happiness. Since it is perilous to compare what one makes to the immutable perfection of store-bought, in sewing for oneself it is the work itself, and the recognition of flaws and gradual achievement of better skills as part of that work, that produces satisfaction."
Pants no. 1 is an elastic-waist pair of cropped pants with a relaxed fit. Make your handmade wardrobe complete with multiple pairs of fancy pants!
An instruction booklet walks you through the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, to inserting the elastic waistband. The pattern is printed on two sheets of bond paper, with eight nested sizes.
Measurements (your body size):
XS waist: 26 in (66 cm) hips: 36 in (91 cm)
S waist: 30 in (76 cm) hips: 40 in (102 cm)
M waist: 34 in (86 cm) hips: 44 in (112 cm)
L waist: 38 in (96 cm) hips: 48 in (122 cm)
XL waist: 42 in (107 cm) hips: 52 in (132 cm)
2XL waist: 46 in (117 cm) hips: 56 in (142 cm)
3XL waist: 50 in (127 cm) hips: 60 in (152 cm)
4XL waist: 54 in (137 cm) hips: 64 in (163 cm)
Mid-weight linen, cotton decor weight or natural fiber blend
XS - S: 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m); M - L: 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m); XL - 2X: 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m); 3X - 4X: 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m)
Garments made using 100 Acts of Sewing patterns are for personal use only and are not intended for commercial sewing.