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 PDF version of this pattern. For the paper pattern, go here. After checkout, you will receive a link to a zip file with the pattern. It is best to download the file on a computer (rather than a device). This PDF pattern has files for sewing instructions, print at home version (total of 50 pages), and copyshop versions (for 36" and A0 paper).
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.