Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

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Introducing the Arden Pants

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our pattern collection, the Arden Pants! The Arden Pants are laid back & comfortable woven joggers. The perfect addition to any wardrobe! Arden features front and back pockets as well as a topstitched waistband and the option for a classic cuff. Easily dress Arden up or down and we assure you, you will want to make more than one pair of these versatile pants!

The Arden Pants are available in sizes 0-30! Grab them for 20% off this week to help us celebrate the launch! Sale ends midnight PST May 16th.

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

Special thanks to my mother-in-law, Laurie, for modelling Arden for us! She and I are currently living together and she has been a great help to Helen’s Closet. In fact, she made all these samples herself as her second garment sewing project! Brava!

When we were designing Arden our goal was ‘sweat pants meets trousers’. The perfect pants for just about anything, from wrangling kids to working from home to walks on the beach! We have been wearing Arden pretty much every day since the pattern was finalized and we can’t get enough.

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

View A of Arden is a high-rise elastic-waist pant with a classic hem that can be cuffed. Made in Tencel twill, this version of Arden could pass for trousers any day! We also LOVE this version in cotton jacquard. Paired here with a sneak peek of our next pattern, the Gilbert Top! Coming soon πŸ˜‰

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

Views B and C of Arden really embody that ‘woven joggers’ look. They have the same fit as view A, but view B has a 3″ wide topstitched cuff. View C has a smaller cuff that can be topstitched or left plain.

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

Arden can be made in a wide range of fabrics, from lightweight cotton, rayon or linen to medium-weight cotton twill or jacquard. For our denim pair we used a cotton/hemp blend and our green pair below is made in 7oz linen.

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet Patterns
Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns

We know the Arden Pants will be a great pant for all seasons! We’ve got some blog posts coming up to show you how to sew Arden in knit fabrics (for the full sweatpants experience) and how to hack Arden into shorts for summer, too!

We hope you enjoy Arden as much as we do! We can’t wait to see what you make!

The Arden Pants are available in sizes 0-30! Grab them for 20% off this week to help us celebrate the launch! Sale ends midnight PST May 16th.

Arden Pants by Helen's Closet Patterns
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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

25 Comments on “Introducing the Arden Pants”

  1. These look so great on Laurie, and she is such a great model for you! She looks like she could be your older sister. Love the pants, can’t wait to try them out.

  2. I’m so excited to sew these pants! They’re exactly the style of comfortable, easy pants that I’ve been looking for. And now you’ve got me anxiously awaiting the Gilbert Top!!!

    1. Thank you!! I’m so glad you like them! Yes, the Gilbert is on it’s way!! I am so excited to start making the final samples soon.

  3. These are the perfect pants….and love that you’re going to show us how to make them in knits too. For summer, though, versions in linen and cotton and denim…oh my!!!

  4. Thank you Helen for designing a casual woven pant pattern. It seems all the patterns currently are for stretch woven or knits. These will make a great summer pant in linen.

    1. Hi Sheila! Great point. There are line drawings in the pattern listing photographs and in the size booklet that is linked on the product page! Sorry, I missed including some here. I will try to do that for the next launch. Thanks for checking out Arden!

  5. I have been waiting for your woven joggers since last fall! Finally. And doesn’t Laurie look amazing!

  6. Ohhhhh I have a length of Tencel waving at me from my stash bin. Your Mum in law looks fantastic in these! Printing my copy off now πŸ™‚

  7. Ok so firstly, your mother-in-law is a superb newbie model! Love all these pics. Now, this pattern looks like secret pajamas and we’re all #teamsecretpajamas over here.

  8. I’m very excited to make these! Any suggestions of where to find 3″ wide elastic online in Canada?

  9. Hi Helen! I’ll get the pattern tonight as a birthday gift from my husband! *.* I need to pick fabric for it too, and I saw a viscose linen blend with 2% elastane. Do you think it’d be appropriate? I’m a beginner at garment making, so I’m unsure of how badly the stretch amount would affect the construction. Thank you!

    1. Hi Naiani! What a cute gift! I’m excited for you to make Arden! If the fabric is a woven with a little bit of Elastane in it (which it sounds like it is) it will work fine for this pattern. If it is a knit (which it might be – it is hard for me to tell with that description) then it is not ideal. Arden is designed for woven fabrics. I hope that helps!

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