Duet Trousers

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Duet Trousers pdf pattern
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All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Duet Trousers are truly a ‘duet’- they can be made from bottom-weight woven fabric AND stable knits! The trousers are mid-rise, sitting a couple inches below the navel. Two leg options are included- straight and tapered. The invisible side zipper allows this trouser pattern to work for a wider variety of fabric types. If using a stable knit the zipper can be eliminated and a yoga waistband is used instead. The front pockets feature a front panel that stretches across the abdomen so you can sneak a control panel in there if you wish. The back features darts to give you a flattering shape.

As of April 2023 the Duet Trousers has been updated to include size 0-32. See ERRATA tab for more details.

Be sure to check out the Duet Trousers Course! It’s a complete workshop that will walk you through every step with on-demand videos that never expire!

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Duet Trousers Features:

  • Meant for knit or woven fabrics
  • 2 leg styles: tapered or straight
  • A full belly adjustment option is included
  • Front pockets
  • Invisible side zipper
  • 3 videos to help with trickier construction techniques
  • 18 page supplemental workbook designed to help you custom fit the trousers (or any pants pattern)

Sizes: 0-32 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on five A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Read more about this pattern on our blog:

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The Duet Trousers instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Duet Trousers pdf pattern for ladies contains 2 views: straight leg and tapered.
  • Full belly adjustment option is included
  • Intended for knit or woven fabrics.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included. The large format file will print on 2 A0 sized sheets.
  • Projector file.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • An entire workbook devoted to learning to custom fit the trousers (or any pants pattern).
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations.
  • 3 videos showing how to install an invisible zipper, blind hem and under stitch the pockets.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Fabric requirements

Size chart

Line Drawing


4/6/23: Updated all files to include sizes 0-32 as well as an optional full belly adjustment for all sizes. The original sizes 2-28 changed minimally (rise was increased 1/2″, legs balanced slightly better and smoothed out side seams), the sizing and intended fit remains the same.

11/2023: updated all files to fixed full belly pocket labels that were flipped.

19 reviews for Duet Trousers

  1. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I love this pattern for a classic and refined look! The Duet Trousers are gorgeous and very appropriate for my business casual + office. I like that they have a modern silhouette, but not a “skinny” fit. I have made a few pairs for work using a ponte and a double-knit. I sewed up my normal size according to the fit chart, and I would definitely recommend using elastic in the waistband.

  2. Hannah (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! Can be business or casual depending on the fabric! And it’s a great pattern to learn to fit pants!

  3. Aline Brigid Diaz (verified owner)

    This is such a great pattern. I made it with a knit and can’t wait to try it with a woven.

  4. Jaye Holland (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. Sewing pants always intimidated me but Love Notions makes it so easy.

  5. sschillawski1 (verified owner)

    These make me so happy! The workbook for fit that came with this helped me immensely to get the fit right. The hours I now save by not going to a store to try on pants that don’t fit are hours I can spend crafting! Duet for the win!

  6. Josephine (verified owner)

    the fitting workbook is worth every penny regardless of the pattern, but the pattern is great too! I refer to this fitting workbook every time I make pants no matter who drafted the pattern.

  7. Bonnie McCrea (verified owner)

    I was super scared to try this pattern, but it was great! The video tutorials along the way helped me a great deal and I was able to sew up my first pair of pants.

  8. Jane (verified owner)

    This is my holy grail of paants patterns. It comes with a huge adjustments book so you can make any adjustments that work for you. They are quick and easy sew and look amazing! LOVE this pattern

  9. Mic Cas (verified owner)

    So excited this pattern comes with the custom fit e-book and as a beginner, anything extra I can learn the better. Love a versatile pattern that has multiple choices.

  10. Melissa Spencer (verified owner)

    I play golf and have been looking for a pants pattern that I can make. My peer group decided to make this pattern. I love how many instructions there are, how to put the muslin together quickly, and an entire workbook on fitting. Thank you for making patterns that really are intuitive, thoughtful and look good.

  11. Terry Fowler (verified owner)

    This was my second purchase from Love Notions. I loved the Luna Loungewear pattern so much I decided to give the Duet a try with the tapered leg option. These pants are so comfy. Made a muslin first, with alterations for a flat seat. Sewed the final version up in a ponte.. I did raise the top front an inch and a half because I like a higher rise. Love the front pocket. Will definitely make another pair and anxious to try another pattern. I’m hooked.

  12. Joyce Thompson (verified owner)

    Fabulous and flattering trousers! I have made both a woven pair and a pair in bengaline, both very successful. The full tummy option is exactly what has made the difference to me. I will be making more!

  13. shalinimunjal (verified owner)

    During the pandemic I did a lot of ‘spring cleaning’ and got rid of things that didn’t fit or I didn’t like. Turns out I got rid of ALL my work pants LOL! Duets to the rescue! I was able to make them in 1 day thanks to the projector pattern, and did minimal adjustments. They fit like none other! Hooray! Now I have professional looking pants that are comfy and well fitting!

  14. angela919 (verified owner)

    I made a pair in a knit fabric. I was so pleased with myself for reading all the instructions about getting a great fit, they fit a great. I just love these patterns, there is always so much help.

  15. Frances Campbell (verified owner)

    I had avoided making trousers for so long!

    As a larger lady, I wasn’t confident that I’d be able to get a flattering fit, but I shouldn’t have worried!

    This is a great pattern and the fitting workbook provides all the guidance you need to succeed!

  16. lgerosews (verified owner)

    I have never used an indie pattern until I made the Duet pants. I am 73 yrs young (sewing since I was 9) and have always used a big four pattern. I have NEVER made as nice fitting pants with only two miner adjustments. The drafting on the pattern was great. I plan on making LDT and if the fit is as good I will use your patterns for future sewing. Thank you.so much.

  17. Deborah Corbett (verified owner)

    These are my go to for pants. They fit in all the right places and I love them. All 9 pairs.

  18. Jacque (verified owner)

    I have had this pattern for a long time and recently decided to give it a try. I am so happy with the first draft. Pants are always a challenge for me but, I will only need a couple slight adjustments. The workbook is super helpful.

  19. Monique Knowles (verified owner)

    The pants are amazing and the course is FAB.

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