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 Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Carrie Trousers are an advanced beginner sewing pattern.

Fancy some extra help?
The Carrie Trousers pattern is also available as part of our Ultimate Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers online class, which comes with both video tutorials as well as photographed written instructions.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Carrie Trousers you’ll need a lightweight woven fabric with a lots of drape, in particular rayon and lightweight crepe.

Fabric Requirements
The Carrie Trousers PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. 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
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Carrie Trousers pattern is either 32 A4 pages, 32 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages.

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 PDF 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.

Happy sewing!