A review of Cashmerette Calder Trousers and Shorts

Reviewed by yirg on 10th July, 2021

Absolutely superb pattern, as always from Cashmerette.
Extremely quick and easy to put together and fit (even on my short 5ft frame). There are notches in all the pertinent places which all line up beautifully making construction a breeze.
Because of the way the pattern is drafted the fabric skims all the annoying places on your body you might not be happy with so they hang beautifully and very importantly, comfortably. The pockets are a great size, plenty big enough to securely hold a phone, keys etc. The pockets don’t gape, like some, and because they are sewn into the waist band they don’t dangle about and pull the garment out of shape.
I made the cropped version in some gorgeous red linen from Sew Me Sunshine and lined the pockets with scraps of Liberty lawn. Taking out my standard 3 inches of length for my short stature they were the PERFECT length.
I could not be more delighted, I finished them yesterday morning and then wore them for a day out and not once did I have to fidget with them, they were just super comfortable and, even if I say so myself, looked fab and made me feel really confident.
I’m already planning a light pair in a viscose twill for some swishyness (yes that’s absolutely a word), plus they will work brilliantly in the winter with tights, boots etc.
An all round absolute winner.

Will try and get a photo to add to the review.