You read that right! This post is all about great trouser style pants patterns and where to find them. If you check into the Studio often you will know that I recently conducted a survey to do some market research for my work-in-progress indie sewing pattern company. If you took my survey, THANK YOU so much! Really, all of the answers I collected were so insightful and will definitely help to inform the decisions I make going forward with Amy Nicole Studio. I hope to share a round up of my survey results soon, but this post is actually inspired by some of those results as well.
I was so surprised to hear that many of you felt that something missing from the indie pattern community was good, non-jeans pants patterns. Now I know that recently most of the pants pattern released have been jean-focused. But y’all… there are so many great trouser patterns out there! In fact, I have a whole pinterest board devoted to them (yes I know I pin a lot of jumpsuits.. perhaps they need their own board). So I decided that maybe it was time for a little round-up of some of the indie pants patterns that I think are particularly interesting.
TYYNI CIGARETTE TROUSERS
These cute and modern trousers by Named Clothing feature hem vents, a high waist, and curved side seam details with in seam pockets. Made for fabrics with some stretch. These pants are sure to be a comfortable and unique addition to your wardrobe.
These trousers by Pauline Alice are super casual, comfortable, and flattering. Features include a relaxed fit, tapered leg, slash front pockets and zip fly. This pattern also has a second view to make shorts and an interesting zipped pocket option for the back pockets.
The Claude Trousers by Republique du Chiffon are a modern take on a classic shape. High waisted, tapered legs, zip closure with buttons as side waistband, and fun welt front pockets.
THE EMMA PANT
This is a basic, mid-rise pant with slash front pockets and a zipper fly. The great news is this pattern is FREE! You can download this pattern along with all other patterns in the Sew Loft library by clicking here.
CHI TOWN CHINOS EXPANSION PACK
If you already follow my blog, you know I love these pants! (As seen here and here.) This is another relaxed fit, tapered leg, mid rise pattern with slash front pockets and welt back pockets. What I love about this pattern is that the instructions are very clear and thorough – a plus if you aren’t familiar with pants making! Find them at Alina Design Co.
*** I should note that this is the only pattern on this list I have actually made.
A chic and classic pant perfect for the office. This pattern from Style Arc features a unique front seam with angled pockets and a wider leg for those who are sick of the tapered leg trend.
THE CHRISTIA PANT
Another Style Arc pant, this one features a high waist, cuffed & tapered legs, a side zipper and front pleats. If I was sewing up this pant I would probably cut that waistband in half, but I love the casual relaxed look of these pants.
THE MADELEINE TROUSER
This trouser pattern by Ralph Pink is super sleek and modern. Ankle length, slim legs, slash pockets and optional turn up cuff hem. The lower waistline makes this retro cut more modern.
These not your fancy? When I can’t quite find the right pattern I love typing in the general term for what I’m looking for into BurdaStyle. Their library is so vast, theres almost always something that closely resembles what I have in mind. I then use that pattern and make whatever tweaks I necessary to reach my perfect vision. Click here to see the extensive results of a “trouser” search.
And that’s all folks! I hope you found this round up helpful. Even if I didn’t help you find your dream pants, perhaps I helped you discover a little more of what’s available. Still fill like somethings missing? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for the overview. I think jeans are still way too complicated for me as a newbie, but I want to give pants a try soon. The free pattern looks like a good starting point 🙂
I’ve also had my eye on these trousers: https://threadtheory.ca/products/lazo
I’m just afraid that with my hourglass shape and big hips I’ll end up looking rather overweight with this model…
Elise Epp says
I have my eyes on the Guise Pants from Papercut. It’s a bold look with all that pleating and tapering…but I’m thinking a wine-coloured tencel twill would look divine. Or I’ll have fun sewing a pair of pants that never get worn. Not the worst thing.
Elise Epp says
Oops how about the link: https://papercutpatterns.com/collections/pants-skirts/products/guise-pants
Ooh yes those are so cute. I’d probably eliminate the elastic waistband though.. I think it would only accentuate my bubble butt issues ;-p