Men or Women Sizes 30 - 42 (waist)
Our Sailor Pants originate from those worn by WWII Navy seamen. This style and design have been worn as part of the Navy uniform, or "Crackerjack" uniform, for many decades; and the nautical style influenced fashion for more than half a century. These iconic high-waisted bell bottom pants are loaded with all the elements and details of the original, such as the distinctive buttoned front flap closure, lace-up back eyelet gusset, back welt pocket, and inner leg godet. A small hidden coin pocket is tucked neatly in the front waistband seam. All the details of this pants design reflect the practical sensibilities of a uniform combined with a casual sophistication that remains timeless.
Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as wool melton, denim, twill, cotton duck, linen, flannel, light to medium weight canvas. For lining, a lighter weight fabric can be used: poplin, broadcloth, silk habotai, muslin.
This is the paper pattern. For the PDF version, go here.
For simple sizing adjustments, check out our blog post on the topic.
NOTE: To clarify the instructions and cutting layouts, the Welt Pocket (Piece I) should be cut from the main fabric if you want the welts to match the main fabric. Piece I will show on the outside of the pants.
For the 11-day sew along that will walk you through all the steps of making this pattern, start here with Day 1.