Perfect summer trousers

A review of Closet Core Patterns Sasha Trousers

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 9th May, 2023

It’s always good to revisit a successful pattern. This are the Sasha Trousers by Closet Core Patterns

The Sasha trousers by Closet Core Patterns call for a stretch woven. I’ve chosen to use bengaline this time, which I’ve never used before. I’ve had bengaline ready to wear trousers previously so I know how comfortable they are to wear due to the high percentage of stretch.

As with all Closet Core patterns, the instructions are superb. I would recommend them for a trouser novice wanting to try their first zip fly. There are additional tutorials on the Closet Core website.

Due to the large stretch percentage I knew I was likely to perhaps need some further adjustment once making them up. Be aware – there is little ease in these trousers as designed. You definitely need stretch fabric. They are designed to be snug. There’s 1 inch ease on the waist, 1 inch negative ease on the hip. The 5/8 inch seam allowance is helpful for adjustments.

Initially I sized down to a 8 but grading up to a 10 at the waist. I’m a 37” hip, 30”waist.

I go into further fitting details on my blog post, regarding taking them in further in the inner leg seam to get this fit.