Ladies Summer Caye Pants, Capris & Shorts

22 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Summer Caye pattern brings you light and breezy pants that will be all you’ll want to wear this summer! Make these pants using light-weight woven fabrics or knits. Also included are capri length and two shorts lengths: 6″ & 9″. The pants and capris have three hem options: standard wide hem, split hem, and tulip hem. The shorts have two hem options: standard wide hem and cuffed. Choose from palazzo width or go a little more conservative with the wide-leg width. The front pockets are a slimming style and won’t gape at the hips! The back patch pockets also add a little more style and functionality. These easy, pull-on pants feature a flat front and elastic back to kick up your wardrobe a notch.

Summer Caye Features:

  • Meant for woven or knit fabrics
  • Wide leg and palazzo widths
  • 4 lengths: 6″ and 9″ shorts, capris and full length
  • 4 hem options: standard deep hem, cuffed, split hem and tulip hem
  • Front and back pockets
  • Flat front with elastic back

Sizes: 0-32 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology.

Be sure to check out the coordinating girls Summer Caye pattern!


The Summer Caye pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • Summer Caye Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains: 4 lengths: full length, capri, 9″ shorts, 6″ shorts.
  • Optional front pockets & back patch pockets.
  • 3 hem styles: standard deep hem, split hem and tulip hem.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • 10 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • 3 pages to customize the fit.
  • Cutting guide
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses. Mass production is strictly prohibited.


More Resources for Summer Caye

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Size chart

Fabric requirements

Line Drawing


8/10/23- Pattern has been updated to current Love Notions block which now includes size 0-32. Fit and style is still the same although pieces may have changed marginally.

22 reviews for Ladies Summer Caye Pants, Capris & Shorts

  1. samsam7700

    Super easy to sew and the flat front/elastic back waistband is great! I also appreciate a pattern that can be sewn with both knit and woven fabric. I feel like I’m getting more bang for my buck that way.

  2. Trista

    I’ve been looking for a good summer pants pattern. This pattern has so many options. I won’t need another pattern.

  3. Glenda

    I am so glad I finally sewed up a pair of the Summer Caye Shorts. A super cute, easy sew…with wonderful fashion detailing on the pockets. I appreciate that the pattern is drafted so that the front has a smooth, streamlined profile….and the back has more room. Not baggy. Just more room for the booty….without adding the illusion of extra width to the body. Just follow the fabric recommendations and you will have a lovely, breezy, slimming pair of pants. I made the Palazzo shorts and flat out LOVE them….I live in the Mojave Desert, and this pattern will be well used over and over … I have some lovely rayon knit that I will use as my next pair, in the palazzo capri version. Thanks Tami…you make sewing fun again!

  4. Lea

    Adorable, and a great fit. I love that they are loose, without being baggy.

  5. playatlife (verified owner)

    I love my Cayes. I’ve made full length and crops; both are stylish and comfortable. And an easy sew.

  6. Cara (verified owner)

    I love the way the pockets are drafted on these – they stay in place very nicely.

  7. heather mccormick (verified owner)

    These are my go-to summer pants! Casual, They are an easy project to sew up for some comfy, casual spring/summer pants!

  8. Becca Rees (verified owner)

    I sewed the wide leg version with a regular hem in a ponte. I found they came up too big so I had to take about an inch off each side seam, but that may have been my poor measuring! The instructions are really clear and helpful and I am just about to start a palazzo pant in a light floaty fabric… I may have at least 2 other pairs already planned!

  9. Tamara (verified owner)

    Fun sew & perfect for all year round, especially for vacations!

  10. FrenchieMom (verified owner)

    This was a fun and easy sew that surprised me with how great it fit and how flattering it is. Now I just have to make up my mind whether to make the wide leg or palazzo pants. This was my inspiration for hacking the Allegros to have the flat front/elasticated back because it’s so comfortable.

  11. Nikki Bee (verified owner)

    I’ve made two pairs of these and they’re amazing. I had to add length so I did my own little process to make it easier for projector use. I’ll make some more for sure. They are a great summer pant. I’m going to do some capris next. Love the back pockets.

  12. KMP (verified owner)

    Easy to sew and a flattering fit! The rise was quite low so I had to add an inch but otherwise great and the perfect pattern for some flowy pants for a trip to Hawaii!

  13. Anne Andaloft (verified owner)

    I’ve made 3 pairs of shorts with the Summmer Caye pattern, one with a stable knit, one with a stretch linen blend, and one with a pure linen. They have such a nice fit. I really love the flat front with elasticized back. The pockets are great and offer a little support with the pocket panel. I will most likely make more shorts this summer, and probably some capris as well.

  14. laurak4035 (verified owner)

    The shorts version of this pattern is my go to for woven shorts, they are hands down the most comfortable woven shorts and the flat front waistband is so flattering.

  15. Monique Knowles (verified owner)

    Love the fit and style!

  16. laurak4035 (verified owner)

    These are the perfect summer pants. I have never had a better fitting pair of summer pants than these. I love the waistband, the flat front is so flattering and the elastic back makes them comfortable and easy to wear.

  17. Deanne Dexter (verified owner)

    So comfy, & great pockets!

  18. Karen Cott (verified owner)

    This is a nice pattern. I put contrasting fabric for the pockets and it really looks nice. I love the pockets. They hold stuff, but stay nice and flat.

  19. natasha.ann36-3115 (verified owner)

    I actually made the pants as part of a pyjama set with the melody dolman blouse and love them, easy to fit and really comfortable. I am planning to make the shorts in the same fabric so I can wear my pyjama set comfortably all year round.

  20. ldydrgn68 (verified owner)

    This was the first large printable pattern I’ve tried, and it was very easy! I love the fit and look of the finished pants so much I plan on making several more pairs.

  21. becreid74 (verified owner)

    What a fantastic pattern! So many different options for making pants or shorts. Definitely value for money and loving it. This is my first pant pattern I’ve actually made, and it was great, I do have quite a large butt that sticks out, so I did need a little more fabric to cover it up. lol
    Thank you for a great pattern at a great price

  22. Laura Hovey (verified owner)

    I live in a hot climate so I love these in a nice linen. My waist is several sizes bigger than my hips… now I know why I always have problems with RTW pants sliding down during the day… with these it’s nice that I can get a snug (but not uncomfortable) fit in the waist by adjusting the length of the elastic I use in the waistband.

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