Part of our Rome Collection, the Pietra Pants & Shorts are the best of both worlds; a flat front, high-waisted silhouette with the comfort of an elastic waist in the back. Featuring lengthening panels in the front with slanted hip pockets and a hidden waist stay, you’ll never want to take them off.
Choose between four leg styles: a wide leg in floor-skimming or cropped length (View A), a slim and tapered leg (View B), or gently flared shorts (View C).
This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more defined shape, use structured wovens such as linen, chambray, or lightweight denim or twill (heavyweight wovens may create too much volume at the elastic waist). For a swishy, glamorous look, use rayon challis, tencel, or silk.
Pants no. 1 is an elastic-waist pair of cropped pants with a relaxed fit. Make your handmade wardrobe complete with multiple pairs of fancy pants! The pattern calls for mid-weight fabric, such as linen, cotton, or natural fiber blend.
This pattern contains sizes XS through 4XL - See Below for measurements.
An instruction booklet walks you through the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, to inserting the elastic waistband. The pattern is printed on two sheets of bond paper, with eight nested sizes.
Your body size:
XS waist: 26 in (66 cm) hips: 36 in (91 cm)S waist: 30 in (76 cm) hips: 40 in (102 cm)
The Eve Trouser is cropped, with a slightly tapered leg and optional turn ups. It’s an easy garment to make, fitting neatly at the waist and over the hips with a simple side zip and two back pockets. Choose to make pleats or darts into the waist seam.
Skill level: Intermediate
The Eve Trousers are suitable for a wide range of fabrics so make it your own. Medium woven fabrics such as cotton twill, denim, corduroy, light to medium weight woolens, linen or tencel. Picking a thicker fabric like a canvas will give you a more structured shape.
You will need: 1 x 7 inch/18cm zip 1 x 18mm button Matching thread
Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don’t hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season.
There are two options - a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are topstiched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.
A traditional pair of easy fitting dungarees. A hard-working wardrobe staple featuring classic detailing and optional top stitching. These dungarees are meant to be oversized, for example my measurements put me at a 12 – 14, but I went for the 12 and can still fit a jumper underneath.
Skill level – intermediate.
This is a printed pattern including sizes 6 – 18. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.
Suggested fabrics – medium weight woven cloth, 8 – 11 oz denim, cotton canvas, cotton drill, corduroy, yarn dyed linen. If you are using a thick fabric you may decide to cut the waistband and button fly pieces out of a thinner fabric to reduce bulk.
You will need:
1 x Matching thread
1 x Contrasting thread
2 x 40mm dungaree clips
2 x 40mm adjustable sliders
6 x 15mm hammer on buttons (or sew on buttons)
0.5M of lining fabric for pocket, fly and waist facing. If you fabric is light to medium weight you could use ‘self’ fabric for the fly and waist facing.
The Heroine jeans are fitted to the waist with a straight, generous leg and a healthy turn up.
Skill level: Experienced but achievable if you take it step by step!
This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarize with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine. We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. 1.5cm seam allowance is included in the pattern unless otherwise stated.
We recommend using 8 – 12.5oz non stretch denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty machine.)
You will also need:
17.5cm/7″ metal jeans zip
1 x button approx 18mm
Large eye sewing needle
Plain cotton fabric for pocket bags
Heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread
Matching standard contrast thread (to use in bobbin)
A note about pre-washing your denim:
We recommend pre-washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:
Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to.
Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum.
If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.
Do not tumble dry.
When you have made the jeans we would recommend washing them inside out.
The Burnside Bibs are not your traditional work overalls. Yes they are comfortable and easy to wear, yet they are much more stylish and feminine than traditional versions. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied. And...like so many sewing patterns, we as sewists are able to influence how casual or dressed up they become simply by fabric choice. Choose a fabric with some drape such as Tencel and pair them with a silk blouse and some heels for a dressed up look. Use a more traditional denim or linen and wear them with a tee shirt, sneakers or clogs and take a more casual approach.
Options & Features:
The Burnside Bibs have two front bib options - a scooped neck or the traditional straight front. Both bibs work with either version #1 or version #2.
Version #1 is a more fitted back pant with back waist darts and an invisible side zipper opening, however, the ties still form a small amount of gathers at the back waist.
Version #2 is a looser back pant that slips on over your hips and does not have a closure to sew. This version is fuller and more gathered in the back. Use your hip measurement to determine your size for version #2.
Both versions also feature a front waistband, curved front patch pockets, optional back pockets, and cross-back straps that transition to narrower ties that thread through back waist belt loops forming back waist gathers. They may be tied in many ways - at the back, front or sides. The legs are somewhat wide and can be made full length or cropped.
A drawstring trouser with side pockets and a false fly, cut to sit right on the waist. The pattern – cropped & tapered trouser, wide straight trouser or shorts. Choose fabrics that drape and won't add bulk to the waist; such as linen, washed silk dupioni, or radiance silk blend. Cotton options are Chambray, lawn, voile, or textured cotton.
Rose is a high-waisted pants and shorts sewing pattern featuring slash pockets and a pleated or gathered front. The front waist is flat while the back waist is elasticized for comfort and style. Choose from three lengths: long, cropped, or shorts.
Yardage and Materials:
woven fabric (see yardage and size charts in the images for amounts)
3/4″ (19 mm)* wide elastic for the back waistband – depending on your size, you’ll need between 24-50″ [0.6-1.2m] in length, total.
1/4 yd (0.2 m) lightweight fusible interfacing**
* substitute 1.5″ (38 mm) wide elastic if you prefer a single channel of elastic; you’ll need half the total length as needed for 3/4″ / 19 mm wide elastic. I’ll post later this week about back waistband elastic options for more details on elastic widths.
** for interfacing less than 20” wide, sizes 1 and up will require ½ yd (0.4 m)
Light to medium weight woven fabric such as tencel twill, rayon challis, linen-rayon blends, silk noil, loose-weave cotton or linen blends, stretch twill, cotton sateen, or chambray.
In general: look for fabrics that have good drape and/or a looser weave; thicker “bottom weight” fabrics are not always recommended due to the elastic back waistband. While wovens with a small degree of stretch may work for this pattern, please note that Rose is not designed for knit fabric.
Chino-style trousers updated with a slim, casual fit, back yoke and stylish slash front pockets. These pants include two length options - knee length shorts and full length trousers. They will wear well in a denim, corduroy or twill. They could also be made in a lighter cotton or linen when sewn as summer shorts.
This pattern is a modern slim-fitting design with athletic sizing. The design includes top-stitched belt loops, flat fell inseams, a fly (with detailed illustrated sewing instructions), back patch pockets with customizable decorative stitching, and large slash front pockets.
Please see the image of the back of the pattern for sizing and fabric requirements.
The Rebel Joggers are a super comfortable, flattering, and relaxed pair of classic joggers.
The Joggers have a Rib waistband, an option for rib cuffs at the hem, deep comfortable pockets, and optional back pocket. You can also make a pair of cuffed shorts.
SKILL LEVEL 2/4
Advanced beginner The instructions are fully illustrated. This project is fit for an adventurous beginner.
FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Choose medium weight French Terry (280-320 gms) with a brushed or unbrushed backside. The fabric may include lycra or elastane. Use a firm 1x1 or 2x2 cotton rib with lycra or elastane in the composition.
Chino pants sewing pattern. The Chino Pants are designed with back welt pockets A functional front fly with zipper, nice deep side pockets, and a straight waistband with five belt loops. The sewing pattern is drafted with 32” / 82 cm inseam.
Men's size 27"-36"
SKILL LEVEL 3/4
The chinos have a front zipper and welt pockets. The techniques are fully illustrated. If you are new to welts and zippers it's only a matter of practicing a few times!
FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Choose a bottom weight sturdy type cotton, linen, rip-stop, canvas, denim, or other traditional pant weight fabric. You may choose a fabric that includes lycra, but it’s not required. Choose woven cotton for the pocket lining. One front button.
Men's Cargo Shorts sewing pattern has pleated side pockets, back welt pockets, a front fly with zipper, side pockets, six belt loops, faced waistline, and back reinforcement. This traditional cargo short has a 9½” / 24 cm inseam. Remove the side pocket and reinforcement and make a classic pair of shorts.
SKILL LEVEL 3/4
The shorts have a front zipper and welt pockets. If you are new to welts and zippers, it's only a matter of practicing a few times!
FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Choose a bottom weight sturdy type cotton, linen, rip-stop, canvas, denim or other traditional pant weight fabric. The fabric may include lycra, but it’s not required.