Meriam Trousers

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Meet the Meriam Trousers: woven pants you'll actually enjoy wearing! Classic trousers can be pretty uncomfortable if your waist spreads when you sit down—and whose doesn't? But thanks to an innovative flex waistband, the Meriam Trousers keep you comfortable while standing or sitting, without compromising on style and sophistication!

The Meriam has the classic details you love in a trouser: a zip fly with a hidden closure, front slash pockets, straight legs, and optional back welt pockets. But best of all, you'll get a fabulously comfortable fit with a flex waistband that gently expands by 3-4" as you sit down, plus the option of a full bum adjustment piece, already done for you.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Standard and flex waistband that expands as you sit
  • Standard and full bum fit options
  • A guide to taking your measurements and selecting your size
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level

Want step-by-step help making your trousers? Check out our online workshop, Pants Making for Curves where Jenny Rushmore will take you through the whole process with confidence!

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Advanced beginner (standard waistband), Advanced (flex waistband)

SIZING

0-16 with standard and full bum fit options. Includes 25-36” waist and 35-46” hip. 

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

Main: Light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as wool suiting, linen, poly/cotton, or poly/wool blend.

Lining: non-stretch cotton.

Interfacing: Light- to mid-weight woven fusible interfacing.

NOTIONS

Universal needle, hand sewing needle, thread, 9” (23 cm) pants zipper, clear elastic, 10” (25 cm) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide woven (no-roll) elastic (View A), one ½” (12 mm) skirt/pant hook & eye closure, 3 (View A) or 1 (View B) ½” (12 mm) buttons, 3.5 yards (3.2 m) of 1½” (3.8 cm) wide unfolded bias tape (View A).

TOOLS

Buttonhole foot, zipper foot, tailor’s chalk or washable marker, tailor’s ham or rolled up towel, buttonhole chisel or XActo knife, point turner.

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Meriam Trousers

Do not believe the "Advanced" level for the flex waistband. Just follow the instructions step by step and they come together easily. As for the pattern overall, I've been sewing for 40 years, and this is the first trouser pattern that has fit me well. Thanks, Cashmerette team! These pants are a dream come true!