Persephone Pants and Shorts - PDF Sewing Pattern Sizes 0-20

Persephone Pants and Shorts - PDF Sewing Pattern Sizes 0-20




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cotton canvas, bottom weight, twill, denim, duck, non stretch


The Persephone Pants + Shorts pattern is based on photographs of men’s 1920s-’40s US Navy sailor pants. This is a high waist pants and shorts PDF sewing pattern. These pants are unique in that they do not contain side seams. The front and back pant legs are cut from one piece. It has a concealed button fly, front waist in-seam pockets, belt loops, and two back waist shaping darts. View A: Cropped length pants + View B: Cut-off shorts. Intended to be made with woven non-stretch fabrics, however 3%-5% stretch woven fabrics can also be used. Please refer to the Measurement Chart for information on the fabric/notions you will need for this project.

SEWING LEVEL: This pattern is appropriate for Intermediate sewers.

SIZES: 0-20

- Sewing instructions with clear illustrations for each step
- Print-at-home pattern
- Copy shop pattern including both US and A0 page sizes


When you purchase this pattern, you will receive a digital (pdf) sewing pattern and instructions. Once your payment processes, you will automatically receive a link to download the pattern files. If you have any problem accessing the files, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

After downloading the files to your computer, you can print out the pattern using your home printer. The pattern pages are formatted to fit US standard page size (8.5” x 11”) as well as A4 page size (8.26” x 11.69”). Be sure the printer settings are set to “actual size” and only print the first page that includes the test square before printing the rest of the pattern. Measure the test square with a ruler to be sure the pattern pages will print accurately. If the measurements are correct, go ahead and print the entire pattern. Assemble the printed pattern by cutting out the pattern pieces and matching them together by the letters and numbers that are marked on each pattern (“1A” to “1A”, “1B” to “1B” etc.) and then taping them together.


© 2018 Anna McClurg. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted, resold or redistributed without written permission. Please do not share this pattern with your friends, but encourage them to purchase their own copy.
This pattern is meant for your personal use only. You may not sell finished items made from this pattern.


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jackjack11 28 Sep, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

OMG, this is the perfect pattern for my body type. I cut a straight size 6 and made precisely zero fit adjustments. I was so impressed/amazed. I really lucked out with this one; I get so many compliments whenever I wear these pants!

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Elise Trondsen 02 Jul, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is the best pattern I have ever come across, making it dead easy to sew brilliant, snug fitting pants in no time! Had to adjust for different sizes for waist and hips and the designer guided me in the best of ways. Love absolutely everything about these pants and the pattern+instructions to make them!

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Sophie Ochera 14 Nov, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Anna says in her pattern that it's an empowering thing to do, to make your own trousers, and it really is! I have discovered this thanks to her great pattern and easy-to-follow instructions..I never realised I could have such wonderfully-fitting and beautiful trousers that I made myself..I'm going to be making many more! Thanks Anna!

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Avery Beckendorf 07 Sep, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this pattern. My first attempt at sewing (non-elastic-waist) pants and the pattern made the process so approachable and doable! I felt like I could sew anything after I finished my first pair. Very well written and impeccably designed.

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