City Trousers

The Avid Seamstress


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Buy the City trousers sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress, a slim leg trouser pattern.  The pattern features a narrow waistband with an invisible zip at the back making it a simple pattern and great for beginners. A slim shaped trouser, between skinny/cigarette shape, with easy to insert side pockets and an optional side slit at the hem. A narrow waistband with an invisible zip at the back makes the front of these trousers very flattering.

What we think: a great first trouser pattern to get your teeth stuck into, the invisible zip makes the construction simple.

Suggested Fabrics: This pattern works well in most medium weight woven fabrics like a suiting or a structured cotton.

112cm wide sizes 6-12 2.5m, 112cm wide sizes 14-22 2.7m. 145cm wide sizes 6-12 1.5m, 145cm wide sizes 14-22 2.2m.

Sizing: UK 6-22. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread, 23cm/9“ invisible zipper.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting


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

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Make time

All day

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    I’m so glad I finally made this pattern! The trousers turned out exactly how I wanted them to and they look great. Fitted at the waist and hips without accentuating the not so good bits, and straight and loose on the legs. It closes with a zip at the centre back seam due to the slash pockets on the sides. There’s also an option for little slits on the bottom of the legs, which I chose to do and they look really cute.
    I made a straight size 2 (UK10) with no alterations. I was worried the waistband might be too tight but it was fine in the end. My fabric has 3% elastane so I might cut the waistband a little longer if I ever make it in a non-stretch fabric.
    The one star I knocked off is only because the instructions are a little hit and miss in my opinion. Some of the steps have an almost excessive amount of explanation to them, while other things are only briefly mentioned at the very start.
    It’s still a great pattern and I highly recommend it. I will most definitely be making them again.
    There’s a full post about them and more photos on my blog:

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