Looking for lovely casual pants that you can actually wear at any occasion? Then take a look at Butterick B6388. This sewing pattern offers comfortable pants that will quickly become your favorite pants.
The sewing pattern Butterick B6388 is a sewing pattern for homewear. You can also find it under this category if you search for it. Butterick is a combination pattern: it includes several items of clothing:
It falls under the 'homewear' category as it is specially designed for soft comfortable fabrics such as French Terry and Sweat fabric. Fleece and thick tricot can also be used for this sewing pattern.
However, we have made the pants so many times that we have experimented with different fabrics. The pants also turned out to be well suited for twill stretch, jeans stretch and other fabrics that have a significant amount of stretch. Go for at least 5%, otherwise it will be difficult to get the pants on.
We made the waistband from ribbing fabric and a thick trouser elastic. The result is a pair of pants that you can actually wear all the time. The fabric determines the style. Do you want to wear the pants to work or a business occasion? Then opt for a nice shine twill or make something extra from the elastic cuffs. Do you want to wear the pants during the day but also to go out with them? Choose a stretch fabric with a striking print.
Tip: make the pockets from a contrasting fabric: this has an extra slimming effect! If you only want the trousers for home use, go for the recommended fabrics: French Terry, Sweat fabric or thick tricot.
Cutting and sewing the pants
Cutting and sewing the pants was no problem. A beginner can also handle this sewing pattern just fine. It is better to make the band from ribbing, then you immediately have the right stretch and a good width for most sizes. Opt for a sturdy elastic that does not curl twice. This can be very annoying. The fit is very nice.
The waist is not too low, but certainly not too high either. For a standard figure: excellent fit!
Please note: we found the length of the pants a bit too short. Cut extra extra hem. Sew the bottom last and match it well with shoes on. Better too long than too short. Longer pipes can still be turned inside. Pants that are too short don't look good...
This sewing pattern for the pants is one that will quickly become a basic. It's just a timeless, great pant that fits everyone and will look good. Depending on the fabric, you can go anywhere with it. The pants are easy to make and with cuffs at the waist, they are very comfortable.