Carrie Trousers PDF Sewing Pattern

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Inspired by the effortless summer wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw, the Carrie Trousers are perfect everyday trousers. Floaty and cool, they’re great with flats for a day on the beach or a Sunday stroll through the park, though they work just as well dressed up with heels for an evening out for more of a glamorous look.

The Carrie Trousers are loose-fitting through the leg, slightly tapering towards the ankle. With no need for any tricky closures, they have a flattering flat-fronted, elasticated-back waistband with pretty pleats at the front. Practical and ideal for summer, the Carrie Trousers are mid-rise and feature ever-useful slanted pockets at the side seams. Easy to fit, they are a great starting point for newbie trouser sewers who want to get to grips with construction.

See what other people have been making in the Carrie Trousers Pinterest Gallery and on Instagram with the hashtag #soicarrietrousers!

Sewing Level
The Carrie Trousers are a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.

Fancy some extra help?
The Carrie Trousers pattern can be bought as part of our Ultimate Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers online class. The class includes a downloadable PDF copy of the pattern plus step-by-step video tutorials and printable photographed written instructions. You can purchase the class individually for £50, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.

Find out more about Stitch School here.

Fancy sewing your Carrie Trousers along with Lisa? Check out our Sewalong on YouTube.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Carrie Trousers you’ll need a lightweight woven fabric with a lots of drape, in particular rayon and lightweight crepe. We also made them in Roma Ponte in our Sewalong.

Fabric Requirements
The Carrie Trousers PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Carrie Trousers pattern is either 32 A4 pages, 28 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages (6-20) or 33 A4/US Letter pages or 2 A0 copyshop pages (18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our Copyshop Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

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