The Miller trousers are a relaxed and easy to wear trouser that comes with the option of an elasticated or tie waist. They are designed to sit high on your natural waist above your belly button. The silhouette is full around the hip with a pleat in the front leg for extra fullness and deep side pockets. There is a dart in the back waist for extra shaping. The leg tapers inwards towards the ankle at the hem creating a streamlined, slightly carrot shaped silhouette. The finished length is just at the ankle bone but they look great rolled up too.
Option A) Has an elasticated waist - It is the easier construction method of the two options and is suitable for a beginner.
Option B) Has a channel at the waist with ties and bound buttonholes at the front for the ties to pull through. Bound buttonholes are an advanced sewing technique and more suited to an intermediate sewer - however you could replace the bound buttonholes with regular machine stitched buttonholes for easier construction!
This pattern was designed especially for woven, medium to heavy weight fabrics like cotton and linen and would look great in some heavier fabrics like drill and canvas or a light weight denim. It would also make up well in some lighter fabrics that have a draped quality like wool crepe, viscose twill or double gauze. You could also use jersey or sweatshirting fabric for extra comfortable secret pajamas.
The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.
The pattern is available in sizes 6-28. All sizes are included with your purchase.
For reference there are four models photographed here of differing sizes. In the group photo from left to right you have
Amber: (long red hair) measurements 39"/33"/47.5" and she is 5'5" tall. Amber is wearing the Miller Trousers in size 18 made from Natural Linen. She is also wearing a black linen Kabuki tee in size 14
Christina (black Afro) measurements 46"/43"/54" and she is 5'9" tall. Christina is wearing the Miller trousers in size 26 made from black linen and a white linen Kabuki Tee in size 20.
Kasia (shaved head) measurements 35"/31"/39" and she is 5'7" tall. Kasia is wearing the Miller Trousers in size 12 made from white denim. She is also wearing the Olya shirt in white linen in size 18.
Kalifa (Ginger Afro) measurements 35"/29"/38" and she is 5'4" tall. Kalifa is wearing the Miller Trousers made in a Linen/cotton mix in size 10. She is also wearing a sleeveless LB Pullover in size 12.
For full sizing info please refer to the charts below.
Please click on the links below to open the Finished Garment Measurement and Fabric consumption charts.
All files are in PDF format. The Print at home versions have pdf layering enabled. The Copy shop files do not have size layering enabled.
Print at home Pattern for A4 or US Letter paper (33 pages)
A0 Copy shop Pattern (2 A0 pages)
US Copy shop Pattern (2 36" x 48" pages)
An instructional booklet which has construction steps to guide you in making the Miller Trousers and includes measurement charts and fabric consumption information (12 pages).
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