Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Wide legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants sewing pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants sewing pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants sewing pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Shorts with elastic waist pants sewing pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern - Tapered legged elastic waist pants pattern | Closet Case Patterns
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$18.00 USD

 

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  • FABRIC & SUPPLIES
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      Part of our Rome Collection, the Pietra Pants & 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).


      Pietra is also available as a PDF download.

      Model notes: Our model Sheenah is 5'-4" and wears a size 6. Aisha is 5'-7" and wears a size 20. All tops except for the close-fitting white tshirt are the Cielo Top from our Rome Collection.

       

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      SUGGESTED FABRIC

      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 (heavyweight wovens may create too much volume at the elastic waist). For a swishy, glamorous look, use rayon challis, tencel, or silk.

      YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.14M FABRIC)

      View A - Full length pants
      0-14 = 3.25yd / 3m, 16-20 = 3.5 yd / 3.2m

      View A - Cropped pants
      0-14 = 3yd / 2.75m, 16-20 = 3.25 yd / 3m

      View B
      0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 10-14 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 16-20 = 3yd/2.75m

      View C
      0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m

      YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)

      View A - Full length pants
      0-14 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 16-20 = 2.75 yd / 2.5m

      View A - Cropped pants
      0-14 = 2.25yd / 2m, 16-20 = 2.5 yd / 2.25m

      View B
      0-8 = 2yd / 1.85m, 10-20 = 2.25yd / 2m

      View C
      0-20 = 1.25yd / 1.15m

      ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

      • 2” (50mm) wide elastic (1 yd / .9m)
      • Lightweight non-stretch fusible interfacing (.25 yd / .25m)
      • Polyester thread
      • Marking tool

       

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      Sewing level: Advanced beginner

      Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)

      Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here

      Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)

      Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 67 pages 

      Copy Shop: 4 pages ( 36" x 48", A0)

       

 

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Customer Reviews

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D
D.C.
Love pietra pants

Fabulous pattern. Made up in white linen wide leg, with minimal alterations and fits really well
Am really pleased.

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R.D.
versatile, comfy & stylish

I love this pattern! It fit very well right out of the envelope and it was a fast sew. The pockets and front seams are cute and I love the comfy elastic waist in the back. The only thing that would make me happier would be a heavier paper. The tissue is a bit delicate. But the instructions are very good and I'm very happy with the pattern.

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S.
Excellent pattern

I love this pattern! I’m a beginner and bought the class that came with the digital Rome Collection, then ordered two of the print patterns with my discount (including this one) when I realized how many pages needed to be printed altogether. So far from this pattern I have sewn two wearable muslins, two pairs of shorts for myself, one pair of shorts for my daughter, a pair of tapered pants for myself, and a pair of wide leg cropped pants for my daughter. I have more planned. This pattern is a pleasure to sew, a pleasure to wear, and I looks very nice on.

I referred back to the videos often when making the first few pair and don’t know if I could have figured out the directions without them. The Pietra isn’t difficult to sew but it wasn’t easy at first for me to visualize how it came together.

I had difficulty at first trying to choose a size because my hip measurements called for one size and my waist for two sizes larger. I was able to get feedback from Heather Lou through the course to just use my hip when choosing a size and perhaps make the elastic slightly longer. That is what I did and it worked perfectly. I think it would be helpful if that type of information was included in the pattern sizing chart.

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P.G.
Elastic band creates bulk

The short were fun to make. I lengthened them a bit. I didn't like the elasticized waistband since it adds bulk to the back, but they are comfortable to wear.

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A.G.
Helped get me back to garment sewing. Love it!

Love this pattern. I have always been hard to fit when it comes to pants - wide hips, flat in the back but not so much in the belly and a sensitivity to anything tight around the waist. The flat front on this pattern helps hide the tummy while the elastic in the back only gives me a little more shape in the back. I made the shorts first but added several inches to the leg length and used a light weight denim and absolutely love the fit and love the pockets. I also made the crop length pants and love those as well. Wonderful instructions and nice designs, working on the Kalle shirt now. Thanks Closet Case!

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L.V.
My first Closet Case Pattern...the Pietra pants

I ordered the Pietra pants pattern from Closet Case because I love the interesting front seaming and pocket construction and the high waisted style. The pattern arrived about a week after ordering. It’s a beautiful pattern and envelope with a great instruction booklet that is probably very useful to beginning sewists. I really wanted to make the slim leg version for myself but was sadly disappointed that it didn’t come in my size. I was especially confused about this because I had just been reading about how the independent pattern companies were becoming more inclusive in their sizing and this was a newly released pattern. I wanted to try to make it anyway so I made a muslin of the shorts for one of my daughters and it came out great. Then I tried to grade the pants version up to my size but the muslin was unsuccessful. I intend to try again soon. The instructions are thorough and easy to follow. It’s a great pattern, but not really for me. The only photo I have is an upside down shot of the shorts.

Hi Leigh! This pattern will be available in our extended size range hopefully by the end of the year! You'll get access to the update for free when it's ready.