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Eastbourne Trousers

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Eastbourne Trousers


This a digital PDF download.  See 'About Your PDF' below for more details.


Sizes 30-52 (hips 34"-56") in three size packs:

Size Pack A: 30-40
Size Pack B: 36-46
Size Pack C: 42-52

Difficulty: Intermediate  

The Eastbourne Trousers combine modern fashion and vintage inspired style for a look that goes from backyard barbecues in linen, to work in wool, and evening soirées in satin.  

They feature a V shaped yoke attached with a lapped seam, single deep front pleats, a relaxed 'dropped' vintage crotch seam, and wide legs.  

Choose from full length trousers or culotte versions, and a high yoke, which sits 1"/2.5cm above the natural waist, or a low yoke, which sits 3"/8cm below the natural waist.   

All versions have an invisible zipper at center back, and roomy side pockets.  

The Eastbourne Trousers are named for the lovely coastal suburb of Eastbourne, which sits on the eastern shore of Wellington Harbour.  The area is famous for its forests of native plants, beautiful bays, cute period cottages, and sheltered beaches.  It was a popular summer retreat for well-off Wellingtonians, including Katherine Mansfield's family, in the late 19th and early 20th century, and is still an ideal place to escape the pressures of city life.  Its vintage charm and relaxed feel are perfectly captured in the Eastbourne Trousers.

Recommended Fabrics:

Light-midweight fabrics with good draping qualities in cottons, linens, rayon/viscose, wool & synthetics. Suggested fabrics are rayon/viscose and cotton challis; rayon/viscose twills; tropical weight wools; lightweight wool crepe; soft linens in twill and plain weaves.

Julia is wearing View A, in Size 38.  Her Eastbourne Trousers are made up in midweight 100% wool crepe in dark blue.  Julia was between a 36 & 38 in measurements, and opted to go up in size for a more relaxed look, with the high yoke sitting slightly lower on her waist.  

Anne is wearing View B, in Size 36, shortened 3cm at the hem to match her height.  Her Eastbourne Culottes are made up in red, white & blue leaf print 100% cotton lawn.

Rose is wearing View A length, View B low yoke, in Size 48, shortened 5cm at the hem to match her height.  Her Eastbourne Trousers are made up in 100% viscose/rayon crepe.

Leimomi is wearing View B length, View A high yoke, in Size 38.  Her Eastbourne Trousers are made up in 100% linen chambray.

About your PDF:

This pattern is a digital download. Once you complete your purchase you’ll be sent an email with a link to download a zip file containing your printable files. You’ll need to open it on a computer: the zip file will not open on phones and tablets.

The Eastbourne Trousers zip contains the following files:

  • Full Instructions: 12 pages
  • Print-At-Home Pattern: 30 pages (Sizes Pack A), or 35 pages (Size Packs B & C)
  • Copyshop Pattern: 2 A0 pages (All Size Packs) 
  • Printing Instructions: 2 pages

The Eastbourne Trousers do not include streamlined instructions

Sizing Chart

Tutorials and Pattern Hacks:

  • None yet, but check back soon!

Paper Patterns:

A paper version of the Eastbourne pattern is available through Virgil's Fine Goods in the USA.


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