Opal pants & shorts pattern

$32.00 AUD

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Opal is a relaxed fit high waist pants set with mix and match options. Pattern includes paperbag or standard elastic waistband, inseam or patch pockets, back pockets, belt loops, an optional belt and multiple lengths. 

View A is a pair of tapered leg pants with paper bag waist and belt. View B is a pair of wide leg pants with elastic waist. View C is a pair of shorts with patch pockets and paper bag waist. View D is a pair of knee length shorts with elastic waist and belt.

Skill: 1/5

Sizing: 0-20 (each pattern includes all sizes). See our sizing chart here.

Looking for sizes 14-30? Click here.

Printed pattern details

Your beautiful pattern envelope includes the full size pattern on high quality tissue paper and comprehensive instruction booklet with detailed instructions to guide you through constructing your garment.

PDF pattern details

After purchase your pattern will be available immediately in your online account, and via a unique URL emailed to you. Ensure that you save your pattern to your computer before printing to save it for future use. PDF patterns cannot be opened on phones or tablets. 

Your 0-20 Layered PDF pattern purchase includes the following files:

  • Digital Instruction Booklet US letter size / 11 pages
  • Digital Instruction Booklet A4 size / 11 pages
  • Print at Home Pattern US letter size / 59 pages
  • Print at Home Pattern A4 size / 59 pages
  • US Copy shop 36x48" / 3 pages
  • A0 Copy Shop Pattern / 3 pages

Please note that not all files or sizes need to be printed, only the ones that correspond to your chosen printing method.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
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Maisa Chiang
straightforward pattern

Easy to sew, cute pants/shorts.

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@emsewhappy
Opal Pants

The instructions great. Good fit too, I made the size 14 my measurements of 33W: 40H. I was looking for a relaxed fitting pair of trousers and these fit the bill perfectly!

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M P
Lovely shorts - made UK size 18

I picked the size for my measurements and made some summer shorts and they came out really well in a tencel - very versatile smart or casual pattern.
The length / pocket / waistband options are all great and it looks like it would be easy to make adjustments to pattern for any fit preferences. The only slight niggle was that there wasn’t any recommendation for how to finish the seams (I ended up flat felling the front and back crotch seams and ironed the side seams open), in the pattern it just says to finish however you like - but this no real issue as beginners and more advanced sewers would have different preferences.
I would say to make sure your elastic is quite firm as mine wasn’t and the paper bag effect isn’t as pronounced as it could be.
All in all, looks great, sizing was good for me with no adjustments, will make again.

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Nadeen Coursen
Small changes, big impact

For a more tailored Opal, I sized down (two sizes) but cut the crotch depth and elastic for the size that matches my measurements. I also added back darts, same as the Flint's. These easy changes gave me the hip ease I prefer (3-4 inches) and a better backside fit. I made two pairs, one with a paper-bag waist and another without, and I’m super pleased with both. Megan Nielsen's pants patterns are some of my favorites!

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Susannah F
Opal pants so comfy!

These pants were really easy to make thanks to the excellent instructions. Really enjoying wearing my new black opal pants..I want to make more!

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
100%
(26)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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M
Maisa Chiang
straightforward pattern

Easy to sew, cute pants/shorts.

@
@emsewhappy
Opal Pants

The instructions great. Good fit too, I made the size 14 my measurements of 33W: 40H. I was looking for a relaxed fitting pair of trousers and these fit the bill perfectly!

M
M P
Lovely shorts - made UK size 18

I picked the size for my measurements and made some summer shorts and they came out really well in a tencel - very versatile smart or casual pattern.
The length / pocket / waistband options are all great and it looks like it would be easy to make adjustments to pattern for any fit preferences. The only slight niggle was that there wasn’t any recommendation for how to finish the seams (I ended up flat felling the front and back crotch seams and ironed the side seams open), in the pattern it just says to finish however you like - but this no real issue as beginners and more advanced sewers would have different preferences.
I would say to make sure your elastic is quite firm as mine wasn’t and the paper bag effect isn’t as pronounced as it could be.
All in all, looks great, sizing was good for me with no adjustments, will make again.

N
Nadeen Coursen
Small changes, big impact

For a more tailored Opal, I sized down (two sizes) but cut the crotch depth and elastic for the size that matches my measurements. I also added back darts, same as the Flint's. These easy changes gave me the hip ease I prefer (3-4 inches) and a better backside fit. I made two pairs, one with a paper-bag waist and another without, and I’m super pleased with both. Megan Nielsen's pants patterns are some of my favorites!

S
Susannah F
Opal pants so comfy!

These pants were really easy to make thanks to the excellent instructions. Really enjoying wearing my new black opal pants..I want to make more!

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