RH919 — 1830s-1900 Trousers

(3 customer reviews)


Victorian Trousers sewing pattern



Buy our pattern and make yourself proper Victorian trousers.

In the 19th century, trousers went from the simple leg coverings of farmers to the proper evening wear of the aristocracy.  This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for men’s trousers circa 1830-1900 based on extant examples and period tailor’s manuals.  Pattern includes the early version’s instep strap and the later shaped bottoms. Fits waists 28″-50″. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics: 

wool, heavyweight silk
lightweight silk or linen for lining 

Yardage Requirements:
outer material & interlining: 3 yds at least 60″ wide
lining: 3 yds at least 60″ wide

2 – 7/8″ buttons for waistband
2-5 – 5/8″ buttons for fly closure
buttonhole floss

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Additional information

Weight 0.63 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

3 reviews for RH919 — 1830s-1900 Trousers

  1. Justin

    Awesome pattern, but instructions are hard to follow. would have been Excellent (5 stars) if the instructions had been more thorough and explicit.

  2. Asa

    This pattern was great to work with. My skilled-sewer helper and I had fun making it, and the final pants fit quite well. I am happy.

  3. thebigwoods (verified owner)

    Very good pattern but I found that the instructions weren’t as clear as they could be, especially for the button fly. The rest of the instructions were fine. I had to make major adjustments to the pattern (my husband is a very unusual build) so it’s hard to be clear on how the final pants were. The adjusted pattern worked well for our needs though.

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