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We’re having lots of fun with our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a free pattern!

Name: Thurlow Trousers & Shorts

Brand: Sewaholic

Description: Finally, a modern trouser pattern designed for curvy hips, fuller thighs and a narrow waist! The Thurlow Trousers sit below the waistline, with a slightly flared leg. Pockets in front are subtle slash pockets that won’t add bulk to the hips.

Pattern includes a cute pair of cuffed shorts as well as full-length pants. Wear the shorts cuffed or un-cuffed, with an optional grosgrain ribbon belt.

A great feature of this pattern is the center back extension. Both trousers and shorts have extra-wide seam allowances at center back so they’re easily altered for a custom fit at the waist. Try on your pants when they’re partially sewn, and fit them to your body!

Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller waist, larger hips and thighs.

Format: Paper only

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques Involved: Fly facing, waistband, cuffs, belt loops, front slash pockets, back welt pockets.

Sizes: 0-16 (All sizes are included in one pattern!)

Recommended Fabrics: Medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton twill, denim, suiting and wool blends. Stretch wovens are also suitable. Lining: lightweight woven fabric such as cotton batiste. Allow extra fabric to match plaids or stripes.

Price: $17.98

Customer Examples:

Both images from Lisa of Notes from a Mad Housewife

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Tell us about your experience. Do you have experience with slash pockets or welt pockets? Any concerns, tips or questions? (We just posted a fun and easy Side Seam Pocket tutorial…)