A pair of trousers

A review of Manhatten Trousers


Reviewed by Underpressarfoten on 8th November, 2019

I’m looking for the perfect trousers pattern and Manhattan trousers from SBCC Patterns could be The One!

I’m 157 cm tall (waist 74-76 cm, hip 98 cm) and after reading the size chart I made a size 8 (waist) and graded up to hip size 10. I took my measurements, traced the pattern and cut out the pattern pieces in april 2019 and after that I put the pieces in a bag and also started to go by bike to work… I finished this WIP in november 2019.  As my fabric is very stretchy (both ways) size 8 would have worked, especially since some weight restribution took place after I started to cycle commute.  I used at very stretchy, rather heavy cotton satin, which I love and it is perfect for trousers like these.

The instructions are fairly easy to follow with good illustrations, but I don’t think this is a pattern for beginners. Call me grumpy, but there could be some basic instructions when to overlock the pieces for example.

The trousers turned out basically as I had expected (and hoped for) – the legs are a bit wide but that can easily be adjusted. I think it is an advantage with patterns constructed for my petite size and I will probably make another pair. If I use similar stretchy fabric I’ll go down a size and with a firmer fabric I’ll follow the size chart.