Start your sewing adventure with us.

Start Free Trial

Elaine

1044

Intermediate

×

Skill Level Guide

We created our skill levels according to the techniques required to sew each pattern, but our patterns will teach you everything so don't be afraid to sew above your skill level!

Beginner

Beginner sewing patterns teach the most foundational sewing techniques. These patterns focus on the basics like sewing and finishing straight and curved seams, hemming, and simple shaping methods such as darts and gathers. In addition, beginner patterns omit closures, making them perfect if you are new to sewing or are looking for a quick and easy make.

Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner sewing patterns expand on the skills learned at the beginner level, helping you to build confidence and range as a sewer. You'll find simple knitwear projects, bias tape finishing techniques, and begin to explore closures at this skill level.

Intermediate

Intermediate level sewing patterns focus on more precision sewing. In this skill level, you'll learn specialty closures. Intermediate patterns also introduce the skills needed for simple lingerie and athletic wear projects.

Advanced Intermediate

Advanced Intermediate sewing patterns feature specialty skills and focus on exploring niche sewing. You'll find projects like swimwear, lingerie, bias-cut garments, and lined outerwear.

Advanced

Advanced sewing patterns require great precision and time investment. You'll find tailored pieces in this category with elevated details like bound buttonholes and welt pockets.

Downloadable digital pattern

Seamwork members can download new patterns each month. To download Elaine, start your 15 day free trial today!

Start your Free Trial Now

Free download for Seamwork members.

Not ready to join yet? Buy Elaine now for $16.

  • Fabric & Supplies

    Lightweight to medium weight stretch woven trouser fabrics with at least 5% stretch, such as wool, chino, and suiting.

    1/3 yard (0.3 meters) of lightweight woven fabrics such as silk, cotton lawn, or polyester.

    Seamwork Members! Get exclusive fabric discounts here!

    All-purpose polyester thread, sewing machine needle, hand-sewing needle, 1 yard (0.9 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing, 2 yards (1.8 meters) of 1/2" (12 mm) double fold bias tape, one 9" (23 cm) invisible zipper, one hook and eye, 2 3/8" buttons (Version 1 only).

    0 – 26

  • Sizing & Fit

    Cora is wearing a size 12 her measurements are 32.5", 42.5".

    Ashleigh is wearing a size 20 and her measurements are 41.5", 50.5".

    Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

    0 – 26

    We want to help you achieve the best fit possible so you can sew garments you truly love. Our fit guides are designed to help you better understand the fit and details of each pattern. Use fit guides in conjunction with the finished measurement chart to better understand the ease and intended fit of each pattern.

  • Details

    This pattern is a digital download. When you purchase a PDF pattern from Seamwork, your new pattern will be stored in your download library, where you can download it as many times as you like.

    Our pattern PDFs are layered for easier printing.

    Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

    Teaching a class using Elaine? Purchase a bulk license for your classroom here.

    ×
    Teaching a class using Elaine?

    We love seeing Seamwork patterns in the classroom! A bulk license will allow you to print as many copies of your pattern as you need for your students.

    Please also review our teaching terms and conditions.

You May Also Like

  • Callahan

    Every closet needs a pair of high-waisted pants! The Callahan pants feature darts on the front and back, wide cropped legs, a zip fly, and pintucks from the upper thigh to the hem.

  • Ani

    The Ani trousers are a total wardrobe staple, with a tapered fit and pleats at the front.

  • Clover

    Designed for stretch woven fabrics, the Clover pants close with a side zipper for a streamlined look and easy sewing.