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  • Three women. Left, side on view, wearing pedal pushers. Centre, front view, wearing cigarette pants. Right, back view, wearing cigarette pants. Made using Butterick 6592 sewing pattern
  • 1950s capri pants front view
  • Three women. Left, side on view, wearing pedal pushers. Centre, front view, wearing cigarette pants. Right, back view, wearing cigarette pants. Made using Butterick 6592 sewing pattern
  • Woman wearing pedal pushers. Centre, front view, wearing cigarette pants. Right, back view, wearing cigarette pants. Made using Butterick 6592 sewing pattern
  • Woman wearing pedal pushers. Centre, front view, wearing cigarette pants. Right, back view, wearing cigarette pants. Made using Butterick 6592 sewing pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Slacks Pattern

        Pedal pushers and cuffed or uncuffed slacks: You'll want to make, both, the perfectly proportioned slacks without cuffs (A), and cuffed (B), and the popular, smart pedal pushers. Tiny pleats underline the waistband for a smooth fit. All versions have carry-all pockets at the side.

        Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Waist: 26" (66cm)
        Hips: 35" (89cm)
        View A – 2” turn-up: 39 3/4” (101cm)
        View B – no hem: 41 3/4” (106.1cm)
        View C – 2” turn-up: 32 1/4” (82 cm)


        Waist: 28" (71.7cm)
        Hips: 37" (94cm)
        View A – 2” turn-up: 40” (101.6cm)
        View B – no hem: 42” (106.7cm)
        View C – 2” turn-up: 32 ½” (82.6cm)


        Waist: 30" (76.2cm)
        Hips: 39" (99.1cm)
        View A – 2” turn-up: 40 1/4” (102.3 cm)
        View B – no hem: 42 1/4” (107.3cm)
        View C – 2” turn-up: 32 3/4” (83.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        ¼ yd. 25” Interfacing and 1 Button for Band Purchased Belt if desired.
        7” SKIRT PLACKET SLIDE FASTENER FOR SIDE OPENING.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        YARDAGE FOR:
        WAIST 26"
        VIEW A UNCUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/4 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 1 3/4 yds.

        VIEW B CUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 7/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 1 7/8 yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 2 7/8 yds.

        VIEW C PEDAL PUSHERS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 1 7/8 yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 23/8 yds.

        WAIST 28"
        VIEW A UNCUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 3/8 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 1 7/8 yds.

        VIEW B CUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 7/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 3 1/8 yds.

        VIEW C PEDAL PUSHERS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 3/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 2 1/2 yds.
        Note: The design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripe or a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage. Width at bottom of each leg Size 28 – Views A & B, 18 ½” (47cm). View C, 20” (50.8cm)

        Waist 30”
        VIEW A UNCUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 3/4 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/2 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/8 yds.

        VIEW B CUFFED SLACKS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 7/8 yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 3/4 yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 3 1/8 yds.

        VIEW C PEDAL PUSHERS
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/2yds.
        45” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/8yds.
        35” FABRIC (With Nap), 2 1/2 yds.
        Note: The design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripe or a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage. Width at bottom of each leg Size 28 – Views A & B, 18 ½” (47cm). View C, 20” (50.8cm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Corduroy, Denim, Sailcloth, Linen, Cotton Tweed, Rayon, Gabardine, Ottoman, Bengaline, Faille, Flanne,. Wool Suitings.
        This style is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripe or a decided diagonal weave.
        See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full scale pattern pieces.

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