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Opal Trousers & Shorts Sewing Pattern by Megan Nielsen


VENDOR: Megan Nielsen



Opal is a relaxed fit high waist pants set with mix and match options. Pattern includes paper bag or standard elastic waistband, inseam or patch pockets, back pockets, belt loops and an optional belt with multiple length options.

View A is a pair of tapered leg pants with paper bag waist and belt.

View B is a pair of wide leg pants with elastic waist.

View C is a pair of shorts with patch pockets and a paper bag waist.

View D is a pair of knee length shorts with elastic waist and belt.

Skill Level


Tools & Notions Required

32mm wide elastic

Cording (optional)

Lightweight interfacing for pocket opening (optional)

Fabric Requirements

Bottom weight fabrics with structure or drape such as linen, tencel, rayon, poplin, viscose, satin, charmeuse, crepe, wool and chambray will work equally well to different effect.

Online Resources

For iOS users there is a "Megan Nielsen Patterns" app which includes extra sewing instructions and important pattern information for trouble-shooting. Scan the QR code on the first page of the instruction booklet to download the app. Regrettably the app is only available for Apple users.


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