Sew House Seven : The Nehalem Pant & Skirt Pattern
The Nehalem is based on the traditional Thai fisherman’s pants worn by fishermen in Eastern Asia. The traditional pant is a one-size-fits-all, very baggy, loose-fitting pant that is wrapped and tied to fit. While still a loose-fitting wrap, the Nehalem has been slimmed down a bit and has been graded to better fit your size. The back rise of the pant is not as baggy as a traditional fisherman pant as it has a bit of a curve to its rise - for a more attractive and fitted back view.
The Nehalem skirt is a take on the fisherman pant as well. It also wraps and ties to make for an easy fitting, easy to wear piece. It features oversized side patch pockets, vertical front and back seaming and a wide waistband that can be folded down or worn upright and tied. The skirts feature an above the knee version and a tea length version. No closures to sew.
Skill Level: Beginner
*See images for more sizing information and fabric requirements.
Suggested Fabrics: light to mid-weight woven fabrics that are not too sheer such as chambray, denim (that is not too stiff), tencel, rayon challis, linen, and most cotton wovens. Some drape to the fabric is advised. Quilting cotton for a loungewear/pyjama look.