The Pietra Pants and Shorts are the best of both worlds: a flat front, high-waisted silhouette with the comfort of an elastic waist in the back. Featuring lengthening panels in the front with slanted hip pockets and a hidden waist stay, you'll never want to take them off.
Choose between four leg styles: a wide leg in floor skimming or cropped length (view A), a slim and tapered leg (view B) or gently flared shorts (view C).
This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more defined shape, use structured wovens such as linen, chambray, or lightweight denim or twill (heavy weight wovens may create too much volume at the elastic waist). For a swishy glamorous look, use rayon challis, tencel or silk.
- 50mm wide elastic 0.9m
- Lightweight non-stretch fusible interfacing (0.25m)
- Polyester thread
- Marking tool
1.14m wide = 3m
1.5m wide = 2.25 (sizes 0-14) or 2.5m (sizes 16-20)
1.14m wide = 2.25 (sizes 0-14) or 2.75m (sizes 16-20)
1.5m wide = 1.85m (sizes 0-14) or 2m (sizes 16-20)
1.14m wide = 1.4m (sizes 0-8) or 1.6m (sizes 10-20)
1.5m wide = 1.15m