Sasha Trousers Pattern - PDF Download
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
The Sasha Trousers are a polished wardrobe staple. Featuring classic tailored details, a flattering mid-rise with a contour waistband, slim, tapered leg and a comfortable stretch fit, these are wear-everywhere pants that can easily move from day to night.
View A is a full-length pant with slashed hip pockets and a slimming pocket stay along the front, and single welt pockets at the back. View B is cropped, and omits all pockets for a sleek, clean silhouette. Both views can be sewn with optional belt loops, a hidden closure and pressed leg crease.
Sasha is also available as a beautifully printed pattern. This is an instant gratification PDF download available in both print-at-home and copy shop formats. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Model notes: Our model is 5'-9" and is wearing a size 10.
2-way stretch woven fabrics with at least 20% crosswise stretch (or 2-3% lycra), such as stretch denim, twill, suiting & gabardine
Cotton lining for pockets (0.75 yd/0.7 m for 58” wide fabric, 1 yd/0.9 m for 45” wide fabric)
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.14M FABRIC)
0-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3.75 yd / 2.5m
0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-8 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd / 1.85m, 16-20 = 2.75yd / 2.5m
0-8 = 1.55yd/1.4m, 10-14 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 16-20 = 2.5yd / 2.3m
- Fusible interfacing (0.5 yd/0.45m for 58” wide interfacing, 1 yd/0.9m for 20” wide interfacing)
- Pants zipper: sizes 0-4 = 5” (13 cm) long, sizes 6-20 = 7” (18 cm) long. Longer zippers can easily be trimmed to fit
- 1/2” (13mm) sew-in hook & bar closure for pants - can substitute with regular 5/8” (16mm)button
- One 5/8” (16mm) button for inside waistband
- Marking tool
- Polyester thread
- Optional: 1 yard double fold bias tape for finishing waistband (may be replaced with serged stitch or fold)
- Optional: tailors ham, for pressing back darts and crotch seams
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 36 pages
Copy Shop: 1 page (36"x79" - North America), 2 pages (A0 - International)
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
I have made the Ginger jeans, the Morgan jeans, two ebony shirts, one Kalle shirt, a remake of a purchased shirt using the Kalle pattern. I can’t wait to try the blazer and several other patterns from Closet Case. Keep doing what you are doing!!! Ruth
Having already fit the Ginger Jeans to my shape, I was able to make very successful adjustments to the crotch curve and rise of the Sasha Trousers, and it looks like I'm about to have very serviceable stretch "office pants" when I finish these up. I've made this first pair out of a stretch gabardine synthetic, which looks dressier than my usual stretch twill pants, but which normally accentuates all the lumps and bumps around my hips--at least when I try it in an RTW cut!
I look forward to making these in wilder stretch twill fabrics for summer, especially in the ankle length. I will likely cut deeper seam allowances in the future to help account for the fact that a pattern like this can fit very differently based on the fabric (not only the spandex percentage, but also mechanical aspects of the fabric). I also anticipate going full-out on pockets and welts in the future, and hope that I may finally defeat the beast of gaping slash pockets!
As always, Heather's instructions are thorough and easy to follow, and the pattern is super well drafted. Now all I have to do is remember to trace all the notches!
I am having trouble getting the fit right on the leg. I am surprised by this but there is a lot of bagginess in the knee area that I'm finding quite annoying. Will give it another go a size smaller and see if I can slim the leg some more. I have never had trouble with such baggy legs, I would never say I have slim legs!
I really like this style of trousers and shop-bought ones do not fit my legs - so this pattern was perfect for me. I made them in a stretchy sateen in emerald green (which should have been a touch thicker, but it is ok). I had to fiddle with the fit a lot but I was very grateful for the Closet Case Patterns fitting issues guidelines for trousers and pants. I made them in a size 14 (I am 5'2'') and cropped them considerably to get a 7/8th-length (I even added slits at the bottom of the side seams). My bottom is very flat, the thighs are round towards the front, flat at the back but the calves are the complete opposite so it was a bit of a trial and error getting the legs right, it took me several muslins and some adjustments on the final trousers. What I absolutely love about Closet Case Patterns is the fact that they teach me so many new skills and I really liked to give these trousers a professional finish inside. I shall make two adjustments next time: put the back pockets higher (as I am rather short), make the front pocket openings smaller (i.e. shorter and about an inch nearer to the side seams) so that the trouser front is tighter. All in all I am very proud of my emerald green trousers and I am certainly going to make the same pattern again!
It’s a great pattern with easy to follow instructions with both instructive pictures and text to read. I didn’t have to make any major adjustments, How ever tha back pockets are a little tricky to make but if you have made those kind of pockets before it’s pretty straight forward.
For my next pair I will raise the waistline with 1 or 2 cm as I believe that will fit my body better.
This pattern, as with all Heather Lou's patterns, is meticulously drafted and therefore a joy to sew and wear. The instruction booklet is well thought out and very detailed without giving the information overload that I have come across elsewhere. Heather's attention to detail means that if the booklet isn't enough for you there is always excellent further support on the CCF website. You may have worked out that I'm an absolute fan of this pattern company (!) but it is well deserved; they work very hard at producing excellent patterns that appeal to a broad age range, and are realistic in terms of body shape/size.