Calder Pants & Shorts
I have searched in vain for decades for a pattern that would allow me to make a simple, elegant and well-fitting pair of trousers. The search is over! I am delighted with my Calder pants and will be making many pairs in many fabrics. The fit is generous so I did have to size down a little (I'd recommend making a muslin) but that was a pleasant surprise. Adjusting the rise was made super easy by the pattern markings and the instructions were great at taking me step by step through the process. I am genuinely thrilled with the trousers I've made and feel empowered to make many more. This is my first Cashmerette make and I can't believe what a difference it makes to have a pattern designed for a body like mine. I used the Apple pelvis shape and it fits and flatters perfectly. It is wonderful to have a designer who works to make patterns for curvy bodies, as opposed to being an afterthought at the top of a range designed for smaller bodies, it really does make all the difference. Thank you Cashmerette!
I am a size 20, shortwaisted, appleshaped with slayback. It was always hard for me, to fit in pants if rtw or self made. But now I found my pants. They fit beautiful. I adjusted a little bit but even without adjustments the are wearable. I made two pairs of the shorter ones and have now hacked the pattern for long pants with an egg shaped bottom. They are beautiful. Thank you cashmerette.
I saw this pattern and fell in love and knew I had to sew them for myself. My first muslin turned out to be bigger than I liked in the leg so I scaled down the size and tried again. Perfection! My sister was drooling with envy when she saw them, teehee! I promised to whip her up a pair. You can dress them up or down, ladies choice. I made the full length style but when summer comes back around I’ll try the 3/4 length in linen I’ve been saving in my stash. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this pattern!
Lovely, flattering pants, easy to follow instructions. Enjoy them.
To-date I’ve made the shorts twice, and a third pair being planned. They are so comfortable, a great cut and fit (apple) and a relatively easy make. I cant recommend this pattern enough!