Anna Allen Philippa Pants

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Buy the Philippa Pants sewing pattern from Anna Allen. The Philippa Pants sewing pattern was created out of a need for simple but sturdy tapered leg trousers, slim fitting and high waisted. The side seams are completely straight, just as jeans and pants were typically made in the 1930s and 1940s. The straight side seams make this pattern perfect for selvedge denim, which is a type of denim woven on narrow looms. The Philippa Pants include waist shaping at the front/back, two back darts, a classic button fly, back pockets and belt loops. The pant length ends at the ankle, but can be lengthened or shortened as desired.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 10 – 14 oz cotton canvas or cotton rigid denim (including selvedge denim) with no stretch. Other bottom weight woven fabrics can be used, such as cotton twill, corduroy, denim, drill, etc. If you choose a 12 – 14 oz fabric, be sure to check that your sewing machine can handle the heavier weight first. This pattern is designed and drafted for woven non-stretch fabrics, however some people have used woven fabrics with a small amount of stretch. Keep in mind that this may result in a different fit and you may need to size down.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric needed to match plaids, stripes or one-way designs.

30″ (76 cm) wide fabric: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yd (3.2 – 4.1 m) // 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/2 – 3 yd (2.3 – 2.7 m) // 60″ (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 yd (1.6 – 2.1 m).

Sizing: 00 – 22 (approx. UK 6 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; denim sewing machine needle; heavy duty button thread for hand sewing buttons; button fly: 1/2″ or 5/8″ buttons (four for sizes 00-16 or five for sizes 18-22); waistband button: one 3/4″ or 7/8″ button; 1 1/2 yd of 20″ wide light to medium weight fusible interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (42 pages); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets).

A Zipper Expansion is also available for the Philippa Pants pattern. The Zipper Expansion is a PDF download with instructions on how to install a zipper (instead of the included button fly). You will need to purchase the Philippa Pants pattern to complete the zipper. There are no pattern pieces included in the expansion, as you will be using the pattern pieces included in the Philippa pattern. This expansion can also be used with Anna Allen’s Persephone Pants and Shorts.

PLEASE NOTE: The Zipper Expansion is a separate add-on priced at £4.10. You must buy the original Philippa Pants pattern priced at £14.50 to use it.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton

Make time

All day

Sewing level



UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PDF – Pants, PDF – Pants + Printed copy shop (+£7.00), PDF – Zipper Expansion

PDF Printing

42 Pages

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