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Anima Pants by Papercut Patterns

Anima Pants by Papercut Patterns |

While these pants are a little louder than I’m accustomed to (and it’s why they’ve sat in the wardrobe for a few months), it just took the addition of fun red heels and a racer back top for me to finally fall in love.

Anima Pants by Papercut Patterns |

The Pattern

These are the Anima Pants by Papercut Patterns. To me the name sounds like Enema Pants. Yeah. Like Book Depository where I always think of Book Suppository. But I digress.

This is a beautiful pattern to work with. The pockets come together easily and are fixed along the top at the waistband, so you won’t have them moving around during wear. It is designed for knit fabrics, so if you wish to use woven fabric, it’s advisable to size up in the waist and hips. This is a surprisingly quick make and a good pattern for beginners to tackle with no zips or buttonholes to sew, featuring instead a false fly (don’t panic, it’s easy!) and elastic waist.

I’ve made the pair with no cuffs, sized up for the woven (non-stretch) fabric and took in the side seams of each leg for a tapered ankle.

The fabric is just polyester and (thankfully) has less static than I had expected, but won’t crease with wear like some natural fabrics.

Do I Recommend It?


Anima Pants by Papercut Patterns |

Especially with red heels!

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Freelance writer, sewing enthusiast, and coffee appreciator living in NZ


  1. These look great! I have been tempted to make printed pants with this pattern but at this point have only made solid woven ones and with great success I might add!

    • Solid colours would look great too. Especially in something bright and fun. Did I see you made it to Kaiteri over summer?! Such a gorgeous spot, isn’t it? xo

  2. Haha, I’m pretty sure I’ve actually typed “book suppository” before and been confused as to why it didn’t come up.. I’ve made this pattern once before in borring but awesome black merino, but I find it really difficult to find nice knit fabric around here so haven’t managed to make any more D:

    Your comment above about Kaiteriteri makes me wonder – are you in the top of the south?

    • Yes, I’m in Nelson. If you are ever over this way, I’d love to do coffee. Fabric shopping here is hugely disappointing but I may know a couple of sneaky spots 😉

  3. They look fabulous on you! and the love the addition of those red high heels!! Perfection 🙂

    • Aw, thanks Laura. I must say, I’m in love with these heels too, so you’ll certainly see more of them around here. Available from No1 Shoe Warehouse 😉


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