Introducing the next pattern…the Thurlow Trousers and Shorts!

I’m excited to announce the latest new pattern from Sewaholic Patterns… the Thurlow Trousers and Shorts!

I’m really excited about this pattern. I’m always excited about each pattern, but this one has a special place in my heart because it’s pants that fit!! If you’re pear-shaped, pants are the devil to buy or to sew. Even if you’re more of an hourglass shape, whenever there’s a big difference between your waist and hips it’s a challenge. It’s even harder when you’re starting with a sewing pattern that is designed for standard measurements! Finally, we have a trouser pattern designed to fit our curvy rear ends and strong thighs.

The trouser pattern features contrast fabric inside the waistband and pockets. Great for using up small pieces of leftover cotton fabric! It also reduces bulk inside the waistband. A soft cotton waistband would feel nice inside possibly scratchy wool trousers. Or if you have a printed fabric that you love and want to use, but know you’d never wear it in a full garment, this is a nice way to use it up!

And the pattern includes shorts, too!

These turned out really cute, and I am normally someone that fears wearing shorts. Now I dream of making summer shorts in a rainbow of colours! Wouldn’t red shorts be fun? Or hot pink? Or gingham? Dark denim? So many sewing possibilities, and none of them require a ton of fabric. You can wear these shorts either cuffed or un-cuffed, it’s up to you!

I feel more confident wearing pants with a front fly than any other closure. We need closures we can trust when we carry our weight on our lower body. Pockets in front are subtle slash pockets, and won’t add any bulk to the hips! Back pockets can be skipped entirely for a quicker project, or added for a traditional trouser look.

(Side note: pants are really hard to photograph, especially this stretch denim. They look even better in real life! I’m planning to make another pair of the full-length pants and re-take these photos soon.)

My favourite feature of this pattern? It’s adjustable – even after the pants are sewn! Have you seen the inside of men’s suit pants before? They have a handy extension added to the centre back seam that allows for alterations. The Thurlow trousers are designed with the same extension, for easier alterations. Isn’t it the worst to get pants that fit, only to gain an inch in the waist? This extension won’t solve all possible fit issues, but it will give you an inch or two of extra room if needed. It also allows you to try on the pants while partially sewn, and adjust the fit through the centre back, so your pants fit you just the way you want!

I love the little ribbon waistband on the shorts! Replace it with your own belts to change up the look.

Thurlow is a street in downtown Vancouver. When I was dreaming up pattern names, I always knew Thurlow would be the perfect name for trousers. It suits the style so well! Thurlow trousers sound like classic men’s tailored pants. And they are classic in style with men’s tailoring features, but most definitely cut for a woman’s body.

Many of you have been asking for a pattern for trousers, so I’m happy to announce that it’s here! Yes, the Thurlow Trousers pattern is in stock already! Click here to visit the shop and pick up your copy of the Thurlow pattern today.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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110 Responses to Introducing the next pattern…the Thurlow Trousers and Shorts!

  1. Emilie June 22, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    I can’t thank you enough for this pattern! I definitely have a difficult time finding pants that fit normal: they either feel tight around the thighs or have a gaping waistband at the back! I can’t wait to try them!! I was truly excited about them when I got the newsletter in my inbox!
    Now I just have to find some time to sew!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Ah, you’re welcome! I’m so glad you like it! I have the exact same problem all the time – too tight in the legs, gaping waistband at the back. You’ll be able to sew the pants up nearly completely, then try them on and fit the back to your body. No more gaping back waistbands!!
      I know the feeling about finding time to sew – I hope you are able to squeeze in some sewing time soon!

  2. Sewbusylizzy June 22, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    I love this! And finally feel tempted to make pants!! Thank you ;) I hope Sew Squirrel in Australia has it soon, I just purchased Cambie & Renfrew from there!!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      I think they will have them soon, I know Sew Squirrel bought the Thurlow so it’s just a matter of time! (It’s nice to have retailers in so many different countries so you don’t have to wait as long for shipping!)

      • Sewbusylizzy June 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

        Definitely and the lower postages costs mean I give into temptation more often!

  3. Shawnta June 22, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Bought. with. no. hesitation. whatsoever!!!! I can not wait to try these out!!! They have all the design elements I’ve been wanting in a pants/shorts!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Fantastic! I’ll be packing and shipping out the first round of orders this afternoon so you don’t have to wait too long.Thanks for the shout-out on your blog too! I enjoyed the title of your post :)

  4. Miriana June 22, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    You and they rock! If only I had the skill to make trousers.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      Thank you! They’re an intermediate level pattern, so with a little experience and practice you can make trousers too! I’ll put together some tutorials that will help in the making of these pants as well so you can see how they come together.
      Also – I just thought of this – if I hear of any classes planned to teach this pattern I’ll let you guys know! There are way harder things than pants but some of the details – front fly, welt pockets – are a little tricky.

  5. Kim June 22, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Wow! I have been looking for a shorts pattern! 2 in 1! Bargain!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

      I know, right? The shorts and pants share most of the same pieces, so it seemed like a natural fit. I’m glad you like them!

  6. Susanne June 22, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    I really love the shorts!!! I’m always having a hard time finding nice ones in the stores. Do you have the pattern in stock already? Can’t wait to make some!

  7. Jessica June 22, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I love these! Want, want, want!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      Yay! Thank you!

  8. Claire (aka Seemane) June 22, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Love the alter-able nature of your new trouser pattern Tasia :)!
    This pattern may even work for my figure type as it allows for tweaks at the back centre-seam. (I’m not a pear shape myself, as I kind of have the opposite – narrow hips compared to my waist, so my result = very straight up/down with v. little waist definition LOL!). I’ve always liked the back-centre-seam/waistband finish on men’s tailored trousers, and you seem to see them a lot on vintage and retro charity (thrift) stores over here in the UK too. I always thought it was a pretty smart way to construct trousers and am glad to see it in your pattern!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks so much! I know, right? The centre back extension never shows up on women’s pants but it should. It’s nice to be able to alter and tweak your clothing if needed, rather than give up on it altogether!

  9. Lauren June 22, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Dude, when you sent out the sneaky peeky email of these I was DYING over them! They are absolutely perfect – so freakin’ classic looking, and flattering! Basically, everything I want in a pair of trousers. My little stash of $$ I use to buy patterns *was* reserved for the Cambie dress – which I still totally love, btw – but I think I’m going to have to buy the Thurlow trousers first. I’m not a pear shape but I definitely have the protruding rear & muscular thighs, so I can’t wait to try these out :)

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      Thank you!! I’m so glad you like the pants, they are classic and feel very flattering to wear. I swear it’s the cycling that causes the curvier thighs and rounder rear – generally a good thing, but a challenge to fit!

  10. Lucy June 22, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    My mouth is hanging open. Literally. YES!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      Fantastic!! That’s a great reaction to have! :)

  11. thetroubleis June 22, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Oh my god, this is the pants pattern I’ve been dreaming of.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

      Yay! That is so great to hear. I’m so glad you like them!

  12. wendy June 22, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    woot! as the owner of a serious sway back & pear shape….. this is excellent! i never sew pants because they never fit. so i’m super excited to try these out!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Me too! I never sew pants because they never fit, or even come close to fitting, or they look strange by the time I’m done altering them. I’m so glad you like these!

  13. Ginger June 22, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Super, super cute! I looooooooove these!

  14. Andrea June 22, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    YEA!!!! Love these with all my heart. I keep busting my monthly sewing budget on Sewaholic patterns, but they’re all perfect. Totally worth it.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoy my patterns!

  15. Jennifer June 22, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    The pattern looks fantastic! Great details!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it!

  16. monkeysocks June 22, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Oooh… beautiful trousers! and such a nice cut too! Finally I shall be able to buy one of your lovely patterns without worrying that I shall have to undo all your amazing work (I’m more hourglass)- and I have been meaning to get into trousers!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      Thank you! I’m glad you like the trousers – they’re great for anyone that has a smaller waist compared to hips and thighs, hourglass figures and pears!

  17. Claire Cooper June 22, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Lovely style. I always have a problem getting trousers to fit. Maybe this could be the solution to my problems. I’ve not sewn trousers for a long long long time – perhaps it’s time to start.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      You know, this is a good time to try, as I’m betting that many people will be tacking trousers at the same time! There are lots of good tutorials online on fitting pants, as well as books (Pants for Real People and Sewing Pants that Fit). I think I’ll put together a round-up posts of some fitting resources to help!

  18. Gem June 22, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Love the 2-in-1 combo pattern! It’s exciting to know that once I sew up either the shorts or trousers, the other version won’t be as difficult because I’ve already done the top part once. Just ordered it and can’t wait to try!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Exactly! Once you work out all of the details the first time around, the second will be even easier! (And you can make little changes to make round two even better.) Thanks for the order, it’s already out in the mail!

  19. Latrice June 22, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    I was going to hold off on these trouser when I saw them in the sneak peak email, but you got me at strong thighs. Love the wording on that one. I call my thighs Thunder. Despite me having several pants patterns, these might be better for me to start working on first since I have the small waist, wide hips body type.

    Thanks Tasia

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

      I’m glad you like the wording – there are so many bad ways to talk about thighs! Strong was a positive word, I thought. That’s one of the good things about sewing – we can think of these things as pattern adjustments to make, not body shape issues!

  20. LLBB June 22, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    another beautiful release! I am excited for all the new things to learn from this – the fly front and back pockets to name a couple!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Yes! The fly front went together really well and the instructions have lots of drawings. The back pockets as well. Those are probably the two hardest things to sew – once you master those, you’ll be set! I’d like to put together some tutorials to help as well. Photos make everything clearer!

  21. lisa g June 22, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    i am so excited about this pattern! i recently made up a pair of shorts and lamented the lack of everything you have included in the thurlow. i don’t understand why other patterns omit basic details such as fly facings, optional welt pockets and a decent waistband (which i then had to draft on my own). i already put in my order!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      Awesome! I’m glad you’re excited about this one. I’ve made the first pants pattern a classic style on purpose, so it has all of the usual features you’d expect to see on ready-to-wear pants, plus the back extension which you never see! Thanks for the order, it’s in the mail already!

  22. Claire June 22, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I love you Tasia. Hope that’s not weird. Usually I’m 3 or 4 sizes different between my waist and hips. Looking at your sizing chart, it looks like there’s a size just for me. You are an angel.

    • Claire June 22, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      Oh, and the adjustable back seam? Genius! While the frick hasn’t anyone else done this before?

      • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

        I know right? Because it’s more work to sew? Because they think we women throw away our pants when they don’t fit, and would never bother altering them? I love the idea of an adjustable back seam too!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Not weird at all! :) I’m happy to hear that you fit into one column on the size chart. Sure, there are plenty of pattern for standard measurements but isn’t it nice to feel like it’s tailored just for you? So glad you like the new pattern!

  23. Nothy Lane June 22, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I love this pattern. And the extra fabric in the back is so smart. I can hardly wait to purchase it.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy sewing it up!

  24. Shirley Dehmer June 22, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I’m one of those old ladies who have the big tummy plus protruding buttocks. Flat hips and no waist. Even when I was young I did not have a nice body. At least I wasn’t ugly in the face and I had beautiful hair. I’m old now and believe me, I’m ugly. I have put in my order for the next life. I’m hoping I can learn to sew slacks for myself using your pattern and lessons. How do I order the pattern??

  25. Becky June 22, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I am SO excited about this pattern, I don’t have enough words to say! I’m more of a pants/jeans girl than a dress girl, especially in the colder weather, and have had an awful time finding/sewing pants and shorts that actually fit for years due to that hourglass thing. And this is perfect timing, because I actually have to replace most of my work pants due to various wear-and-tear issues. So I have fabric for about 5 pairs, and I’ve been going back and forth on what pattern to use that I’d have the easiest time getting to fit for months now. So it’s like they’ve just been waiting for this pattern to appear! You can bet I’ll be sewing this one up, probably multiple times!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      I am so glad you’re so excited! I’m betting a lot of people are pants-people, even if we appreciate a good pretty dress too. Thanks for the order and I hope you enjoy sewing up this pattern. I hope it becomes your go-to pattern just like you’re hoping for!

  26. Ashlee June 22, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I’m more hipless and narrower through the legs, with a thicker waist (which is so awesome around Christmas time when I appear to put on 10 pounds instantaneously!), so I always have the opposite trouble – baggy through the legs but too tight in the waist. I’m curious to give these a whirl though, even if I need to tweak… because they’re SO gorgeous!! Lovely pattern, AGAIN! :)

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you! These may be a little too roomy through the legs and thighs for you then, if you’re often finding that pants are too loose in the legs. But if you’re feeling adventurous, then go for it! It’ll be the reverse type of alterations that us pears and hourglasses have to make.

  27. Angelina June 22, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    I think I love you! Pants are THE WORST! But I can’t wait to try these! Thank you!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      This is my favourite comment. “Pants are THE WORST! But I can’t wait to try these!” As funny as it is I know exactly what you mean. I feel the same way! Pants used to be the worst, but perhaps they won’t be so bad anymore. :)

      • Angelina June 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

        I’m just so excited about the possibility of actually owning pants that fit that I almost can’t stand myself!

  28. Sarah D June 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow! I was hoping your next pattern was going to be trousers. Amazingly, I seem to be a single size for your patterns – unlike my normal range of 3! In the last 9 months I have made 7 pairs of trousers (yes, 7, I’ve started wearing them more and was fed up of shop bought hipster style that didn’t fit) of simplicity amazing fit 2342, curvy version with reasonable success on the fit (once I’d recovered from the discovery they come up LARGE). Not 100% happy with them though.

    How far below natural waistline do yours sit? Suspect if I made yours I’d make them straight leg, but that’s easy enough to alter, the thought of minimal bottom adjustments is very very tempting :)

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Hi Sarah! I will double check and let you know. They’re just below the bellybutton if I remember correctly, slightly higher in the back. Off the top of my head I would say they sit 1″ below the bellybutton.
      It’s easy to adjust the leg width, it’s the hip-waist-thigh-crotch area that’s harder to alter.

      • Sarah D June 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

        Tell me about it! One of the hardest things about being hourglass / pear is getting trousers to fit, if I get them to fit, I often struggle to get in and out of them as the zip will only open so far….. The solution for that is a longer zip, but that can look weird / ugly.

        1″ below natural waist line sounds about right based on the photo’s, and is not too low. I am going to put the Thurlow Trousers on my birthday present list! I might have cleared my planned 6 blouses, going to a friends wedding dress, and coat by then….. Thanks Tasia!

  29. Dana June 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Love the new pattern. Am a big fan of the little flare at the bottom. Thanks for the perfect pattern and the hard work to make us look good.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      Thank you! I like a little flare at the bottom too, it helps balance out the hips. I’m happy to hear you like the new pattern!

  30. Fiona June 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    They look lovely! Just a question about the waistline, they look to sit well below the waist and I prefer trousers to sit on the natural waist – otherwise I cannot stop them from falling down! Would that be a simple adjustment to make? And will there be a ‘sewalong’? (Please answer yes to both questions!).

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      Hi Fiona! So, it’s much easier to lower a waistline than it is to raise one. The easiest way to raise a waistline would be to make the waistband higher (wider), and leave the pant alone. It’s not the easiest adjustment to make, but it can probably be done. (I’m thinking it out and you’d have to raise the pant waistline, then create a new waistband piece to fit the raised waistline. So, not simple!)
      There won’t be a sewalong, but I will do my best to post tutorials and links that will help you put together your trousers! (Unless someone else decides to put together a sew-along, in which case I will be sure to let you all know!)

      • Fiona June 24, 2012 at 7:16 am #

        Thanks for the reply Tasia. Raising the waist sounds like it would be tricky for a novice. I will bide my time, and see if someone volunteers to run a sewalong.

  31. CuriousGem June 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    How funny, I just posted today about a pattern for ‘hippy’ girls! If they make my legs look like yours in shorts sign me up now! :-)

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      It’s the tights, I think. They make legs look more toned and shapely. I wish I could say the shorts were magic! :) Thank you for the compliment! You’ve made me feel much better about posting pictures of myself in shorts on the internet.

  32. erin June 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    I really hope you do a sew along or a fit along for these! I can’t wait to get (and make) my very first Sewaholic pattern!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Erin! I won’t be doing a full, step-by-step sewalong but I will put together tutorials and links that will help you guys. Especially on the trickier steps. I have a post all about fitting resources planned for next week, to help you guys get started. I hope you enjoy making your first Sewaholic pattern!

  33. Kim June 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Sew-along??? Please, please, please?? I am a beginner+ and would love to make these pants for my daughter. She inherited her fabulous hips and butt from her father’s side and she is in love with this pattern. What a great job Tasia!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

      Hi Kim! I wish I could do a full sew-along but I know I won’t have the time to put it together properly. I will post tutorials and links related to making trousers to help you out! There’s a great series on A Fashionable Stitch where she did a trouser sew-along, complete with fitting tips and alteration tutorials.
      http://www.afashionablestitch.com/tag/trouser-sewalong/
      I’m so glad your daughter likes the pattern!

  34. Doortje June 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Even if I’m not pear-shaped might give it a try because I always have this ‘strong thighs’ issue with pants… Pants that would fit in the waist often don’t fit on my thighs. So frustrating! And I love the extension-idea!!!

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      Thank you! Yes, you can always adjust the waist to fit, but it’s nice to start with a pattern that has room for strong thighs. I’m glad you like the pattern!

  35. Lucy June 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    They look gorgeous on you! I love that blue pants/Pendrell combo! I’m probably not enough of a pear shape for this, but I’ll keep an eye on the blogs and may well be persuaded yet ;-) Pants are something I’d love to give a try – I’m hourglass, and while I fit quite nicely into standard sizes waist-down, the styles are often really low-cut (makes it a bitch to tuck your top in – I thought the undies-hanging-out-the-back died in the ’90s), the legs are too long, they’re cut way too tight so you can’t use the pockets, they’re made in crappy fabric, or they’re only available in boring colours. I want that blue you have. I want dark purple. I want forest green. I want garbardine. Not just grey and black and navy, in stretch polyester.

    • Tasia June 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      I completely agree! I want trousers in fun colours too. Dark purple – yes! I have a mustard-olivey cotton twill that I can’t wait to make into Thurlow Trousers. I love the idea of interesting-coloured pants, not just the usual grey and black!

  36. Debbie June 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    These trousers look great on you. Can’t wait to get my hands on this pattern and try a pair for myself! I love the idea of the adjustable back seam. Genius!

  37. Kat June 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Ha! Thank you SO much for that! I’ve spent the past two weeks complaining that nobody was selling the pattern I had in my head for some lovely linen I was given. And suddenly here it is!!

  38. Turina June 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    The Twitterverse is alive with posts about the Thurlow Trouser! Can’t wait till our patterns arrive and I can get to sew up a pair or two. The last pair of shorts I made were very disappointing so am looking forward to a pair that willl fit well and look great. Thanks for the inspired patterns.

  39. Katie W June 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I’m finishing up my Cambie dress, which fits perfectly (PERFECTLY) in a single size, something that has pretty much never happened to me before. I just love the Cambie dress, and have gotten tons of comments on my new purple linen version. As I was cutting out the green and white seersucker version, I was thinking “Now I just wish she’d do a pants pattern.” Lucky me! Thanks so much for your lovely and beautifully sized patterns!

  40. aleah June 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    All right, I was always one of those who swore I would never make pants – why do all that work when I could just buy them, right? Well, after spending a whole day at the mall trying on pants that didn’t fit, I literally said out loud in the changing room: “Forget this, I’m making pants!”
    I’m not a traditional pear shape, but a year and a half of serious cycling has definitely given me some serious thighs… You sold me with the bike thighs comment! Another winner, Tasia!

  41. Khyaati June 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! You are SO clever!

  42. Clarissa June 23, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    These look great!

  43. Santie June 23, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Squeeeeeeee! In the basket, ordered & paid for – ahthankyouverymuch!!!

  44. julia June 23, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Nice trousers. I might just get them to learn how to make trousers because I understand your instructions. It doesn’t sound like a perfect fit for me (shapeless rectangle, and 0 problems of buying pants that fit), but if I knew how they were constructed I could probably do a Burda pattern afterwards…

  45. Sheryl June 23, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Hooray! I hate buying trousers because I can never get them to fit, I am definitely going to give these a go. Hopefully it will put an end to my misery x

  46. Alicia June 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    awesome! ordered!

  47. sula June 24, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Congrats on another fabulous pattern! I am delighted that you have taken on and conquered the trouser challenge for all of our sakes! But just so you know, now whenever I see any item of clothing I like I think, “I hope Tasia makes a pattern like that!”

  48. cidell June 24, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Just chiming in to say I think these are a great idea. I love pants with a lot of adjustable options to get the fit in the waist right. Plus, I’m cosigning on the use of ‘strong thighs’, LOL! That’s way better than any other phrase I’ve ever used!

  49. Karla June 24, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    This design looks suspiciously – and wonderfully – like the Express label/Editor cut pants http://www.express.com/signature-stretch-original-editor-pant-38032-101/refine/Fit/Editor/control/page/9/show/3/index.pro that are the only ones on the market that fit my daughter……she of the curvy hip/narrow waist/athletic thigh body type. (Even those, though, pull across the front thigh.) I love the fact that you have added the wide CB seam allowance that I’ve had to add to other patterns myself, and the front and back pockets look exactly right. I’m really looking forward to this pattern’s arrival and, if it were available in a download version, I’d be taping paper together at this moment, instead of typing.

  50. Christine June 24, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    Wow, these are so cute! The ribbon belt is to-die-for! I also like how you paired them with handmade tops :)

  51. Maria June 24, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Your pants and shorts look great! Will this work for petites, too? And can we alter the rise if it ends up too high or too low? I have sewn a lot of clothes but never a pair of pants so this will probably my first venture. Thanks and keep the patterns coming!

  52. Tessa June 24, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Oh now you’ve done it. I cannot get shorts out of my mind lately. I want them in all sorts of colors! You win. :)

  53. Amy June 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    feeling so brave i might just try these!

  54. Carla June 25, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    most definitely will be adding this pattern to my wardrobe… love the style!

  55. zoe June 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    AWESOME! I just ordered the pattern! I have an hourglass shape… and when exercising I build muscle quickly… all wonderful things except when you are trying to wear shorts or pants. I am SOOOO tired of hanging on to the back of my pants when I bend over so that they don’t slide down. Loved your terminology of the “strong thigh” too… Can’t wait to get these in the mail and get some extra time to sew them up! Thank you!

  56. Deb Koobakii June 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Hi Tasia,

    You obviously work at lightening speed Tasia, yet another innovative pattern, very commendable indeed. I have an archaic desire whereby everything has to sit on my waist (and I’m long in the body), so I’m wondering if you could tell me the rise measurement please. I’m also about to embark on a Minoru make but am unsure whether a 41″DD bust would need an FBA adjustment or do you think there would be enough ease if left as per pattern, oh and that’s using a cotton drill fabric. Thanks so much for your help.

  57. Marianne June 26, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    Will you be making a tutorial on how to change the shape of the crotch seam? I often end up with a camel toe, because of my .. how can I say this nicely … anatomy. Since crotch seam is the hardest one to alter later on, it’s pretty important to me that the pattern fits down there. Drag lines beaming out from the crotch is just.. yeah.. not nice. And add a camel toe to it, there will surely be a disaster in the making.

  58. Agneta Olofsson June 26, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    I got this and the other patterns on the mail today! Thank you. :) Tomorrow is a fabric-shopping-day! :)

  59. Ann June 26, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I already ordered mine! Will it be easy to make the bottoms a little less flared if we want to?? Thanks!!

  60. Becky June 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I have never made pants that weren’t drawstring or elastic waistband so I’m thinking this might be a great starter. Would you advise making a muslin for this first (also something I’ve never done before)?

  61. Kristen June 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Tasia, these are so cute and have me rethinking about sewing pants. I’ve tried a few times years ago when there was a little less pear, and they didn’t fit then so I just gave up on the idea. Very thoughtful design. I will be ordering this pattern.

  62. خياطة وتفصيل July 1, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)

  63. Sarah July 25, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Hi, Tasia. Sorry to post a question on an older post – I just wasn’t sure where to ask my question. I am making my first pair of Thurlow shorts now. My muslin fit pretty much perfectly with no adjustments. Thank you! But I have one question – On each of the waist band pattern pieces it says to cut two out of interfacing. Should I be interfacing both the fabic and my lining? The instruction on this step didn’t really specify. Lauren only interfaced her fabric in her sew-along, but the pattern piece is pretty speciifc. Can you please clarify for me? Thanks so much.

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