Amber Trousers

$ 12

Note: This is a PDF pattern. You will receive a digital file, to be printed at home or at a copyshop. 

If you were looking for the perfect pair of summer pants, you’ve found them! The Amber Trousers will keep you cool and stylish this season. The goal was to create a pair of summer trousers that flow and are quick to sew, but without an elastic waistband. The Amber Trousers have a fitted yoke on the front and back, to keep that waist-to-hip area smooth. The V-shape of the yokes lend a beautiful feminine touch. Below that, the trouser legs flow out with an inverted box pleat to give your legs room to breathe. The slash pockets are simple to sew and roomy enough to actually be useful. The trousers close with a blind zipper at the side seam.

This pattern comes with two main views: a tapered leg and a wide pant leg. The tapered leg ends just below the ankle, the wide leg ends at the heel. With these two options you have the possibility to make multiple variations with a very different look, depending on the fabric you choose. View A is perfect in a casual fun printed rayon, or go for silk if you want to take it up a notch. View B can be made in a chique palazzo-style medium weight linen for instance, or in a rayon challis or crepe for a breezy beach vibe.

The model in the photos is 5’5″ and wears a size 5.

What do you get?

The pattern is graded and nested, and can be printed at home or at a copyshop. The PDF file is layered so you can select and print only the sizes you need. There are two overlapping size sets in separate pattern files, and a ‘Choose a Size’ document to help you pick the right size. The instruction booklet has a clean design and lots of illustrations. If you want more resources, there are tutorials and blogposts online to guide you through the construction process. The current pattern version is V.1.0.

The 1.5 MB .zip download consists of 7 PDF files:

  • ‘Choose a size’ guide
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Print Guide
  • Pattern size 1-7
    • Copy shop
    • Print at Home
  • Pattern size 6-10
    • Copy shop
    • Print at Home
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View A - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View B - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View B - Paprika Patterns
Amber Trousers View B - Paprika Patterns

Size Chart

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Waist24.52627.52930.532.534.536.53941.5
Hip3435.53738.54041.543.545.54850.5
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Waist626670747882879399105
Hip86909498102106110116122128

Finished Measurements

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Waist24.52627.52930.532.534.536.53941.5
Hip35.53738.54041.54345.547.55052.5
Inseam A28 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/828 3/8
Inseam B29 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/829 3/8
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Waist626670747882879399105
Hip909498102106110115121127133
Inseam A72727272727272727272
Inseam B74.574.574.574.574.574.574.574.574.574.5

Fabric & Supplies

View A – Narrow leg

  • Fabric:
    • 45″ Size 1-7: 2.8 yds (2.6 m)
    • 60″ Size 1-7: 1.9 yds (1.8 m)
    • 45″ Size 6-10: 2.8 yds (2.6 m)
    • 60″ Size 6-10: 2.4 yds (2.2 m)
  • Supplies:
    • 1/3 y (0.3 m) fusible interfacing
    • 12″ (30 cm) invisible zip

View B – Wide leg

  • Fabric:
    • 45″ Size 1-7: 2.9 yds (2.7 m)
    • 60″ Size 1-7: 2.2 yds (2 m)
    • 45″ Size 6-10: 2.9 yds (2.7 m)
    • 60″ Size 6-10: 2.6 yds (2.4 m)
  • Supplies:
    • 1/3 y (0.3 m) fusible interfacing
    • 12″ (30 cm) invisible zip