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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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

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Anonymous
Easy and versatile wardrobe staple

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! 😂

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Susan Power
Calder Pants

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.

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Ally
Great pattern!

Possibly best pants I've made for myself, comfy and a great fit and style.