Calder Pants & Shorts
Elevate your look with the Calder Pants & Shorts! These wide-legged woven trousers feature a flat front, elasticated back waistband, faced in-seam pockets, and three length options: mid-calf, full, and shorts. Choose between a dartless apple fit and a darted back pear fit for ideal bum shaping. The Calder is sure to have you loving wearing pants again!
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SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 32, in Apple and Pear pelvis fit. See Sizing Guide.
Light- to mid-weight woven fabrics with drape, such as rayon or polyester twill, tencel, linen, or chambray. For pocket lining, you can use main fabric or a lighter weight woven.
Interfacing: Light- to mid-weight fusible interfacing.
NOTIONS: Universal or microtex needle, thread, 0.75 yd (0.7 m) of 2” (5 cm) wide elastic.
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a printed pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in two files (one for each pelvis fit), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 12 pages (4.6 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each pelvis fit): 48 pages (0.5 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2-3 pages (0.3 MB each)
These look so good! My first successful shorts. I recommend this pattern.