Calder Pants & Shorts
I'm a super curvy hourglass with more than 14" difference between my waist and hips. Calder not only fits, but is also comfortable. I've made this pattern in both gauze and rayon poplin. It sews easily. One caution: if you are as curvy as me, you may require an inch or two more elastic in the waist to stretch around your hips. I purchased a number of vivacious, color saturated prints that will soon be Calder-ized.
This pattern is pure quality. Perfect in every sense. The best no fuss pants, easy to shave a bit of width off the side for slimmer tailored look, or leave as palazzo look. Have made so many already, good value for price of pattern
Full disclosure- I LOVE wide leg trousers, high waists and flat fronts, so this pattern ticked a lot of my boxes straight off! I’m a curvy hour glass shape and made an apple and a pear pelvis to see which suited me better. The pear won and I then used my excellent Ahead Of The Curve fitting book to adjust the tummy and bum areas to fit me perfectly. 2” off the elastic length and the leg length and I now have a superbly fitting trouser pattern I am making repeatedly. The pockets are useful but invisible, the construction is quick and easy, and most importantly, they don’t fall down! I would recommend this pattern to anyone who likes a comfortable make that still looks smart. Just today I wore my latest pair and was told they looked really expensive! These trousers look amazing with a fitted top like the concord too. I want to fit the Magna pants from AOTC next- if they’re half as good as these then I’ll be sorted for all trouser based situations very soon! 😂
I had not made anything in over 20 years before I attempted these pants. They turned out great! I made them in a little heavier linen than suggested but they still look very nice. Lots of compliments right away.
Possibly best pants I've made for myself, comfy and a great fit and style.