Not So Basic Pants Pattern

$3.00 USD $5.95 USD

The Not So Basic Pants Pattern is sure to keep you comfortable while looking great.  You have many options to choose from including: wide leg capri-length, wide leg full-length, wide leg ruffled and wide leg non-ruffled in both lengths, legging ruffled capri-length and legging ruffled full-length.  The pattern includes a chart to measure yourself for the perfect fit using our blending tutorial.  You are going to love how you can make both casual and dressy pants using this pattern!

These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns.  They are NOT paper pattern that you would receive in the mail.  You will be able to download this pattern(s) immediately after purchase from your account or from the order email.  For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one CLICK HERE.

This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS - 6XL. This pattern was drafted for our Curvy Fit Size Chart that is drafted for the height of 5’5”/165.10 cm. The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences if needed.

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Fabric Recommendation:
This pattern is designed to be made using four-way, 50% stretch knit fabrics.



Wide leg non-ruffled capri and full-length options

Wide leg ruffled capri and full-length options

Ruffled capri and full-length legging options

Yoga waistband

No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly

Blending size chart and tutorial for a tailored to you fit

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience. 

What's Included:

Pattern pieces for all parts

Projector File with Layers

A0 Print Shop Pattern Pieces Option

Fabric Requirements Chart

Size Chart

Tips and Notes


Table of contents

Pattern Piece Diagram

Printing Instructions

Supply List

Step-by-step instructions.  Each step has a color photo for visual aid.

Adjustment Info:
How to measure yourself:

How to adjust your pattern for height:

Pattern Grading SOS Part 2: Grading Adult's Pants & Hoodie:

Adjusting the fit of your pants:

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This pattern is copy written.

You may use this pattern to create and sell dresses of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.

You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.

You can not distribute this pattern to others.

You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.

I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.

These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns. They are not paper patterns that you would receive in the mail. You will be able to download your pattern(s) immediately after purchase. They will also be available in your account to download any time. For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Nicola Thornton
Just brilliant!

So easy to make and so comfortable, highly recommended

Elizabeth Johnston
Best pants ever

I can't stop making these pants. I absolutely love them. Sew easy. X

No side seam pants

I wanted sleep pants that did not have a side seam and elastic, so I sewed two pair of the not-so-basic pants — straight leg and no ruffle. They are a quick sew, fit perfectly and are super comfortable! I plan to make several more for daytime wear this fall. Thanks, Ellie and Mac!

Beth Kuzmyak

These pants came out perfect! I made them for a teenager and she absolutely loved them.

Helen Stapleford
Slightly addicted to making thes

I made my first pair of not so basic pants last week, and I'm now on the fourth pair. So easy, quick and simple. I've made a smart pair in scuba, another in a structured jersey, and 2 pairs to use as lounge pants. I prefer the wide leg palazzo style, which is incredibly quick and simple to sew. I watched Diana's video on them, and the one where she uses this pattern to make a lounging set whcih gave me the inspiration to use them as pyjamas. Very happy with my purchase and highly recommended

Anne Andaloft
Quick and easy

I did the wide leg version without ruffles as a lounge pant to go with a matching Fall in Love top. The pants went together quickly and fit well, but the style was not best for me - I have short legs and the proportion was off. These would be great on a taller person.

Kirsten A
Definitely not basic!

I love these!! I've been making lounge pants out of this pattern and I am totally obsessed! I may throw away all my old ones and just make all new ones with these options. I do a wide leg and a straight leg. I paired it with the over sized t-shirt pattern for an entire lounge outfit. They're perfect.

Couture Autumn
Great sizing

It is always nice to have the fitting issues of pants addressed in the instructions. Thank you too for the inclusive sizing! :) And they really aren't as full as it seems when you look at that W-I-D-E leg! I LOVE my comfy pants. Wearing them to work is like a secret dress down day for myself; because I look fancy but am really quite comfortable.

Cheryl Powell
fun pants for me

I am happy to have a fun pair of pants I can make over and over to wear

Hope Wickett
Easy Build, Very Comfy

This was the first pattern I've made from Ellie and Mac and I'm so glad I bought it. They were a very quick sew and super comfortable and cute. I used a lightweight bamboo knit and they're a bit see through, but perfect for loungewear. I will probably make them again out of something a bit heavier like a Ponte so I can wear them out of the house!

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