announcing the hollywood trousers sew-along

You voted and we listened. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Liesl + Co. Hollywood Trousers sew-along October 22-24. And we hope you will join us!

Liesl + Co. Hollywood Trousers

Be sure to check out Liesl’s introduction post where she offers lots of fabric as well as styling ideas. She also put together a Pinterest board for the trousers.


These very fitted, moderately high-rise, wide-legged trousers will have you looking and feeling like a classic movie star. This pattern includes a traditional zipper fly with fly shield, back darts for shaping, and optional front pockets with menswear-style pocket stays for a smooth front without gaping or bulging. You can decide whether to sew the optional lining. The inseam on this pattern is moved forward for a better fit to give you truly professional, classically tailored trousers for every occasion.

Suggested Fabrics

Trousers: Suitable for lightweight wools like wool suiting, tropical wool, and wool crepe. Also suitable for twills, fine-wale corduroy, and drapey canvas. Lining (optional): Cotton lawn, rayon lining (known as cupro or Bemberg), or China silk.

Hollywood Trousers sew-along schedule

Day 1: Getting Started, Sew the Front Pockets and Zipper Fly

Day 2: Sew the Back Darts, Assemble the Trousers and Lining

Day 3: Sew the Waistband and Finish the Trousers

How to Participate

Be sure to get your pattern if you haven’t already. It is available in both paper and digital format. Also gather your fabric and supplies, and we will see you here on the blog on Monday, October 22nd!

Tag your in process photos of your Hollywood Trousers with #lieslandco and #hollywoodtrousers on Instagram so we can all see.

If you have a blog, please feel free to grab the sew-along badge you can add to your posts or to your sidebar, to let people know you’re participating.

Liesl + Co. Hollywood Trousers

We hope you’ll join us for the sew-along. We can’t wait to see the trousers you make.


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  1. Elizabeth

    Very excited about this sew along. I have my pattern and have ordered my fabric. I have never sewn fitted pants before so this will be an adventure. I hope you explain how to make adjustments so the pants will actually fit.

  2. Lara

    Does “moderately high-rise” mean these trousers sit below the waist? If so, is it possible to adjust the pattern to sit at the waist? I would really like to learn to sew pants/trousers well, but below the waist just doesn’t work for me at all.

  3. Kate

    I’m living vicariously through you folks as I have no time to sew these days (postgrad student+full time mom), and when I went to check out the Instagram photos and noticed that the #hollywoodtrousers hashtag is being shared with a men’s vintage trouser brand. Maybe a hashtag such as #liesl+cohollywoodtrouser would be better?

  4. Barb

    Hi – I hope as you go along you explain how/why moving the inseam forward improves fit. Endlessly fascinated by such things. Beautiful pattern.

  5. I cant wait for the sewalong and have my pattern which I need to print and there is plenty of fabric in the stash. Like others I hope there is some fitting assistance.

  6. Brenda

    Would it be possible to make these in a denim?

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