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Thread Theory Linen Drawstring Pants

Debbie Christensen linen pants Robert Kaufman sewing Thread Theory

He calls them his professional pajamas.

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

These are a riff off of the Jedediah Pants by Thread Theory, the only independent menswear pattern designers we know of. They have truly found a niche market. I love their patterns -- they're drafted well, the instructions are thorough, and the designs are great modern cuts of classic styles. The Jedediahs look like the nice pants you can get from American Apparel or something.

The fabric is an Essex Linen / Cotton blend by Robert Kaufman. Before washing, the material was smooth and pretty stiff, and a little thin. But I still hoped they would make good pants. After washing, the fabric really beefed up and felt more textured, so I think it ended up being perfect for pants. I love to use Liberty of London Tana Lawn for pockets because it's so lightweight and strong. I've had to replace a lot of pockets in Josh's store-bought pants, with Liberty, of course. The print I used here is Lagos Laurel D.

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

So, obviously, these are different from the original Jedediah pattern. I've made this pattern several times, though I think this is the first pair I've actually blogged about. The last pair I made, I added some width to the legs and an inch to the length of the crotch to give them a more casual look. For this pair, I slashed open the pattern for the back yoke and the pant front. So instead of the pants tapering from hip to waist, the hip is as wide as the waist, which allows the pants to be slipped on. This blog post by Allie J is actually what inspired me (and instructed me how) to do it.

No yoke!

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

Since these pants are slip-on, I didn't have to make a real fly! So I finished them pretty fast. I flat felled all the seams, and turned the edges of the fly seam under and top-stitched that puppy down. I figured the fake fly helped them resemble real pants. You can get inside my boyfriend's pants, down below:

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

I mean, you can look inside:

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

I can certainly get inside them:

Thread Theory linen Jedediah pants

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