Calder Pants & Shorts

  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern
  • Calder Pants & Shorts 12-32 PDF pattern

Calder Pants & Shorts

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Pattern format

Elevate your look with the Cashmerette Calder Pants & Shorts, a pants pattern designed for curves! 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. Getting a great fit is essential when it comes to pants, and we’ve got you covered with two pelvis options: a dartless “apple” fit, and a darted back “pear” fit for amazing bum shaping. The Calder is sure to have you loving wearing pants again!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Two pelvis shape options, for “apple” or “pear” figures (see the instructions for how to choose your shape)
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Advanced beginner.

SIZING

12 to 32, in Apple and Pear pelvis fit. Includes 32–52” waist and 42–62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Kandace Klumper
Calder Pants for the WIN!

Love, love the Calder pants. I've made two a "toile" and a "real" pair capri length. It got too cold to wear the capris so I'm waiting for next summer. The fit is absolutely wonderful and they are so fun. I'm short, so I had to shorten the rise quite a bit and of course adjust the hem length, but I made no other changes. The construction was straight forward. The instructions are good. I always get tripped up which side of the waist band needs to be understitched, but I got it together. I can't wait to wear them again in the spring/summer!

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Sharon Hansen
Calder pants

They’re too long and too ballooni

Hi Sharon! There are two lengths of the Calder, so you might want to try the shorter one. If that's still too long, you can use the 'lengthen/shorten' to easily customize the length. For the width, these are designed as wide legged pants - if you'd like something slimmer, check out our Meriam Pants or Magna Pants!

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S.P.
I fell in LOVE and I really didn't think I would.

I was very hesitant at making palazzo pants for myself so I made a wearable toile first. They fit really well and the wide waistband is very supportive and comfortable. I made the test pair in a microfibre designed for swim shorts with a surfboard print. The second pair are calf length in a linen/cotton with a vertical design and the long pair in a waffle polyester with cute giraffes.
The softer polyester falls very nicely but the linen mix is a tad firm and doesn't have the same pleasing drape. I made size 16 with the pair pelvis and back darts.

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C. Sings
Comfortable

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.

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brooke lane
Calder pants - amazing first go!

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