Calder Pants & Shorts
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!
These pants fit with minor adjustments. I love the Apple fit. The instructions were easy to follow and my finished pants are getting so much wear. I’m working on a pair of short now! My only wish is that you release a tapered leg pattern soon.
I gave up making clothes years ago because patterns did not cater for my body shape - in fact I bought the fabric 28 years ago! But this pattern was easy and easy to fit - there is plenty of room for my thighs and I only had to reduce the length in the body. I didn’t bother with the pockets though. Now I am off to make my next pair.....
Thanks once again for a beautiful pattern. I never wear wide leg pants. Never! But I kept seeing people looking so wonderful in their makes, so I thought I would give it a try. I did my usual adjustments that I worked out on my Ames jeans for the apple fit (Amazing!), to modify for my hip to waist ratio, flat seat and being short overall. Worked perfect straight up first go! I might take a bit more from the crotch length next time, but I am eager to try them in different lengths. The fabric I chose was some floaty linen, which crushes terribly, but felt ethereal all day!
I was drawn to this pattern because of the promise that it would hide my big belly - and it does. However even with a flat bum adjustment, well, this pattern is not for you people with flat bums, there is just too much fabric. I'm sure this is an excellent pattern for all of you with pear shapes, or anyone with a bigger bum. Removing a dart is not enough to make this fit apple shapes which are biggest in the middle. The back pants are so much broader than the front, lots of room for a bigger bum. On a flat bum but with hips - not attractive at all. Construction process is straight forward enough and the pattern pieces are trued up.