Duet Trousers

23 customer reviews


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This item: Duet Trousers
Original price was: $12.50.Current price is: $10.00.
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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.

1/2024: updated large format file to include standard belly yoga waistband piece

23 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.

  20. Pamela White (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. I like that I can make pants for myself and not be scared by the pattern.

  21. Sharon Taylor (verified owner)

    I made them Duet trousers in a red stretch woven. I’ve always had problems with the fit of ready to wear and until this pattern has no idea how to make a pair that fit. The instructions on fit with this pattern are wonderful! It’s the first time ever I’ve had a pair of pants that actually fit! I love them!

  22. Lisa Allred (verified owner)

    Love the large front pocket!! Great pattern. Workbook makes it easy to adjust the fit, such a great included resource! I have made about 5 duets! Also watched Lifting Pins and Needles pants fitting videos- which is great! Even though I’ve made several pairs I think the LN course would be very helpful. Making my own pants that fit and feel good gives me a boost of sewing confidence!!
    My daily wear pair of pants are the Duet. I made mine out of ponte. Comfy, easy to wear, easy to care for and they look nice!

  23. sandramthwaites (verified owner)

    I am almost through making my first pair of Duets and thought I would write a review while the construction of them was still relatively fresh in my mind. For fabric, I used a non stretch twill. I was between size 16 and 18, and in accordance with the pattern recommendations and other reviews, I cut a 16. I did take the precaution of adding an extra 3/8 of an inch to the side seams to give myself extra room if required. I also did a “full butt” adjustment, which is something I do on all pants I make. I also decided to make a lapped zipper rather than an invisible zip, as I was worried that the pants might be a bit of a tighter fit than i normally wear, and would pull on the zipper and the teeth would show. I also changed the construction order because I like doing the crotch curve seam from centre front to centre back all in one go (like a horseshoe) rather than as instructed. I also used the back waist band for curvier shapes. So the results. I loved loved loved having the curvier back waistband piece. It produced the best waistband I’ve ever done, with no gaping. That alone made the purchase of this pattern worthwhile. Doing the lapped zipper was not a good idea, and although I got it to work and I’m happy with the results, it did require a major re-jigging of the construction order, and I put a binding on the upper waist edge as well. There may be a better way to make this work with the curved waistband, but after taking the waist band on and off a couple times, I couldn’t think of anything better. The fit was a bit snug. I’m not sure if it’s just because I’m not used to wearing really fitted woven pants (I can’t remember the last time I wore woven pants, but it’s been at least a decade) or if they were really too small for me. I ended up taking the zipper out and redoing the side seam allowances 1/4 of an inch narrower, and the inner leg side seam allowances each 1/8th of an inch narrower, which made the pants more comfortable for me. I also used a longer zipper, which made getting the pants on a lot easier. Overall I’m really pleased with the pattern. The pocket construction is very clever (although the pants are too tight to put much in the pockets). For me, being in between sizes, and using non stretch fabric, sizing up might have worked better, but the wider seam allowances allowed me to tweak the fit. The instructions are clearly written (even if I didn’t really follow them), the pieces are well drafted and fit together well. I am happy to have found a woven pants pattern that look good and go together quickly, and will be making more.

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