Cigarette Pants PDF Sewing Pattern


Inspired by the iconic wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, the Cigarette Pants are a chic, sleek pair of trousers. Perfect for the office, they are smart and sophisticated, looking great paired with your collection of handmade blouses or breton tops.

The Cigarette Pants feature a zip fly, with a flat front, slanted pockets at the front and optional welt pockets at the back. Sitting on the high hip, they have a curved waistband and are fitted at the back with darts. The leg is gently tapered, finishing at the ankle for that classic Audrey look.

It’s a great pattern for those who have nailed their first pair of trousers and want to step their skills up a notch.

See what other people have been making in the Cigarette Pants Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Cigarette Pants are an intermediate level sewing pattern.

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

Fabric Suggestions
For the Cigarette Pants you’ll need a medium weight woven fabric with some drape, such as rio or triple crepe, lightweight wool and suitings. To find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

You will also need:

  • a regular 8″ zip
  • 60cm of lightweight interfacing
  • up to 75cm of lining fabric (acetate or lightweight cotton will work well)
  • 1.25m of cotton stay tape or fusible seam tape
  • a trouser hook and bar

Fabric Requirements
The Cigarette Pants 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-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The tiled print-at-home Cigarette Pants PDF sewing pattern is 30 pages long.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, 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.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!

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