Testing Call: North Point Pants
The testing call is now closed. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support! The North Point Trousers pattern is now available in the shop.
Hi lovely ladies! I have been making dress patterns for the last few releases, and I thought it’s time to make some pants. I know many people dread making pants, but they are indeed a much needed item in the wardrobe. Would you be interested in testing these pants?
You can’t get more classic than these North Point dress pants. But let me tell you a (not-so-secret) secret; they are designed to be made with stretch woven fabric. That way, the pants can be more fitted (and show your beautiful curves), but at the same time, still comfortable to wear.
Side note: I was going to call these North Point Trousers, but my husband said “trousers” sound like old ladies. These are totally not old ladies, so I went with his suggestion and call these pants. What do you think? Are these trousers or pants? Or it doesn’t matter at all (lol).
North Point Pants Feature:
- Classically sleek straight leg silhouette
- Medium rise and curve through hip and thigh
- Ankle length that can be lengthened or shortened
- Contour waistband for a better fit
- Streamlined front slanted pockets
- Strong and durable back single-welt pockets
- Fly front with zipper and double hook and bar closure
- Use of stretch woven fabric for comfort
Body and Finished Garment Measurements
Primary fabric Bottom-weight woven fabric with stretch (1% to 2% Lycra/spandex content)
Lining Lightweight non-stretch lining fabric
Interfacing Medium-weight fusible woven interfacing
- Two sets of 5/8’’ (1.6 cm) sew-on hook & eye closures (for waistbands on skirts and pants)
- 20” (50 cm) of 3/8” (1 cm) wide straight fusible stay tape (or make your own using lightweight woven
- fusible interfacing cut on straight grain)
- 1/4” (6 mm)-wide twill tape or lining fabric selvage as long as your waist plus 10” (25 cm)
- 1 1/2” (3.8 cm)-wide bias strip as long as your waist plus 10” (25 cm)
I plan to start testing Thursday, August 24. For this test, you will need to make a muslin. Muslins are due Sunday, August 27. The final garments and photos are due Monday, September 4. But as always, if there’s any important change to the pattern, we’ll extend testing as needed.
Please only apply if you are interested in the style of the pattern. You will not have the opportunity to modify the style of the pattern (though you may choose to do so at your own time after the testing period). If you like your garment any other way, please forgo this testing call and wait for the next style that interests you. You are expected to choose a size based on your body measurements and sew the pattern as written for the purpose of testing. Blending sizes (as instructed in the pattern) and lengthening/shortening are OK.
The chosen testers will be invited to a private Facebook group where we can discuss the pattern, share pictures and discuss revisions. I will send the invite/link to the email that you provide. So please make sure you enter the correct email in the application form. Also please make sure that I am able to view the sample photos you submit; if I am not able to view your photos (i.e., viewing requires special permission that I do not have), then I will move onto the next application.
Please sign up using this application form if you are interested. Testing is one of the most crucial steps for producing a quality pattern. I appreciate your applying!
How did I miss this?! I’m so excited to purchase the pattern when it comes out. I’ve been waiting to find a pants pattern that fits me well and yours are always so well done. I have fabric washed and ready for as soon as the pattern is released. Yay!
I was wondering! I remember you said you wanted dress pants. I thought you were very busy (which I am sure you are).
Darn! I’m in the middle of a painting project and don’t have time to dedicate to this project this weekend. Love the design and look forward to the reveal. Have fun ladies :). I hope to participate next time around.
Thank you. 🙂 Next time!
I’d love to test three (size 12) vit I have no photos to Send unless you want a photo of a corsette I’ve made… //Kikki
My autocorrect is …well “three” is suposse to be “these” and “vit” to be “but”…
Hi Kikki, thank you for your interest. I’d say photo is probably one of the most important item in the application. I usually disregard an application if it doesn’t show me any photos.
Very excited to buy these. I am thrilled to have my hand held during welt pockets. They look great but I can’t master them.
BTW, have you ever considered having an add-on to the angela shorts? As long pants with extra cargo pockets, they would look great!
You will get good at making welt pockets when you make more. The beauty is that they are pretty much the same every time you make them (unlike fitting). I have something else in mind when it comes to cargo pants. Stay tuned!
Kennis, I signed up with size 8 but rebooking at the chart maybe size 6 would be a better starting point
Got it. Thanks 🙂
I would love to help, but i don’t think i have enough time over the next week or 2. Darn!
Next time 🙂
I think of a trouser being high waisted, maybe pleats and pockets, vintage. I think these are a pair of slack, sleek, a little dressy, business, pants are more casual. Just my opinion 🙂 They look great!
Thank you! 🙂