The Daphne Trouser workshop is a solid introduction to trouser making for any beginner or intermediate sewer.
You will learn how to make a simple but beautiful pair of trousers with a zip fly and inside binding finishing. Starting your trouser making journey here will give you the best possible start for making designer quality trousers that will last years of wear and tear.
Format: Pre-recorded tutorial - 1 hour 13 minutes. You can watch it in your own time as many times as you want.
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
What you'll learn:
The key to long lasting garments is a high quality of make and this workshop will provide plenty of tips that you can take forward in your sewing journey. This workshop will take intermediate sewers through the process of a tricky and detailed zip fly construction complete with decorative binding. You will also learn how to sew waistband, patch pockets and overlocked flat seam with topstitching. These skills will be transferable to any garment you sew, in particular all future pairs of trousers.
Closing the Side Seam
Closing the Inside Leg
Preparing the Fly Pieces
Sewing the Zip Fly - Part 1
Sewing the Zip Fly - Part 2
Closing the Crotch
Finishing the Fly
Button & Button Hole
Construction techniques: Zip fly construction with flat binding finishing, one-piece waistband, flat felled seam, patch pockets & ankle cuff construction or hem.
Suitable fabrics: The Daphne Trouser works very well in structured heavy to mid weight twills, drills, denims and canvas fabrics. Tougher fabrics will give you a closer fit to the body (although before starting check you can easily sew through 5 layers of the fabric) and lighter twills and denims are lovely in the summer as the lighter weight fabrics will give you a slightly looser fit.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list: Self fabric, a small length of bias binding binding (optional), 18-20cm zip, 1 x button (around 2.5-3cm), thread, about 20cm of good quality fusing
Pages to print:Instructions - 18, A4/US Letter - 36, A0 - 2
These trousers have a high and fitted waist which flare out from the hips down to a wider leg. The pattern included a back dart and instructions on how to fit the style to your own body. It comes with 3 different length options and you can also choose between a full length trouser or an ankle cuff.
(Measurements in cm)
UK 4 | US 0 | EU 32
Waist - 62.3, Hip - 89.5, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 59, Lengths | Small - 98, Medium - 102, Long - 106
UK 6 | US 2 | EU 34
Waist - 64.8, Hip - 92, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 60.8, Lengths | Small - 98.4, Medium - 102.4, Long - 106.4
UK 8 | US 4 | EU 36
Waist - 69.8, Hip - 97, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 63, Lengths | Small - 99.2, Medium - 103.2, Long - 107.2
UK 10 | US 6 | EU 38
Waist - 74.8, Hip - 102, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 65.2, Lengths | Small - 100, Medium - 104, Long - 108
UK 12 | US 8 | EU 40
Waist - 79.8, Hip - 107, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 67.4, Lengths | Small - 100.8, Medium - 104.8, Long - 108.8
UK 14 | US 10 | EU 42
Waist - 84.8, Hip - 112, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 69.6, Lengths | Small - 101.6, Medium - 105.6, Long - 109.6
UK 16 | US 12 | EU 44
Waist - 89.8, Hip - 117, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 71.8, Lengths | Small - 102.4, Medium - 106.4, Long - 110.4
UK 18 | US 14 | EU 46
Waist - 95.8, Hip - 123, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 74.4, Lengths | Small - 103.2, Medium - 107.2, Long - 111.2
UK 20 | US 16 | EU 48
Waist - 101.8, Hip - 129, Rise (without 3cm waistband) 77.08, Lengths | Small - 104, Medium - 108, Long - 112
Where to find your patterns & workshops:
After purchasing you'll find your PDF pattern download and any workshops in your account page. Simply log in (or create an account using the same email address used to purchase) and click the account button in the top right corner. The most up to date versions of the patterns will always be available from within your account. If any changes are made to the pattern or instructions you’ll receive an email notification.
How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms