250 Hollywood Pants


Misses 8-14.

Movie stars Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn wore trousers with exceptional attitude before pants were socially acceptable, and made them essential components of every stylish woman's wardrobe. Our Hollywood-inspired styles include sporty knickers, classic trousers, and kicky shorts.

Suggested fabrics: For the Knickers, choose medium to heavyweight fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool or blends in broadcloth, homespun, or twill; also napped fabrics such as corduroy and velveteen. For the Trousers, choose medium-weight, soft fabrics with drape such as wool gabardine or challis; also cotton or corduroy. For the Shorts, choose soft or slightly crisp, medium-weight fabrics such as wool challis, cotton, linen, rayon, or blends.

Yardage chart (.pdf)


Correction to pattern - If you are making the shorts, note the following error:  

The Waistband T piece does not include the 1-inch (2.5cm) underlap referred to in the instructions.  Therefore, be sure to cut Piece T longer at the button end and move the button marking 1 inch (2.5cm) toward the end.