Portobello Trousers

Nina Lee


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Buy the Portobello Trousers sewing pattern from Nina Lee. Simple, elegant and oh-so-flattering, the high-waisted Portobello Trousers are a cinch to make and work in a variety of fabrics for year-round comfort. Make them in a lightweight wool and you’re work-ready in the winter; linens and rayons will keep you cool and effortlessly chic in the summer. The wide-legged silhouette is bang on trend and can be made to evoke the glamour of the ‘40s starlet or the relaxed vibe of a ‘70s bohemian. The trousers are constructed with front pleats and back darts, and a centre-back concealed zip (avoiding any tricky fly construction!), along with the all-important in-seam pockets.

What we think: We love a trouser pattern with a simple zip construction, and the loose fitting leg means you’ll have these whipped up in no time!

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight wovens, ideally with some drape, such as crepe, linen, chambray, rayon, lightweight wool, cotton lawn, velvet.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1.6 – 2.4 m (1.75 – 2.75 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.4 – 2.8 m (2.5 – 3 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 20. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 9″ concealed zip; 1/2″ button; fusible interfacing for the waistband.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions, print-at-home pattern suitable for A4 and US letter size paper; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Velvet / Velveteen, Wools / Suiting


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

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All day

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PDF Printing

33 pages

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