Friday, June 28, 2019

Testing, testing: Closet Case Patterns Pietra Pants

Have you noticed a theme here lately?

If you guessed wide leg linen-blend pants and the Seamwork Bo, you were right. It's my summer uniform. Additional evidence of this theme here and here.

This particular pair of linen-blend pants are the Pietra Pants from Closet Case Patterns, part of their new Rome collection, which is focused on beginner patterns that can be mixed and matched. I was a pattern tester for the Pietra Pants

The Pietra Pants are a high-waisted, paneled, flat-front, elastic-back pant with slanted hip pockets incorporated into the side panels. There are a million leg options: long or cropped wide leg, slim and tapered leg, or shorts. 

This is the cropped, wide leg. And I looooove them. They feel sleek and cool, yet super comfortable. I feel like the flat front really works for me! 

The bum fit is also spot-on for me. I am guessing it's the same or similar block as the Jenny trousers, which also work great on my body.

These pants are fabulous... I love the sleek, flat front and pockets that don't gape. They're forgiving and easy to sew because of the elastic back waist. And these simple but interesting and modern design lines really speak to me, style-wise.

My fabric is some sort of linen/rayon blend... I'm not exactly sure of the content. I bought it in Bangkok when I lived there. I think I may have been shopping at my favorite shop with Jennifer and George when I purchased it! 

The Pietra pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. Structured wovens like linen, chambray, denim, twill, canvas or medium weight cottons work, but so do swishy, fabrics like rayon challis, tencel, and silk.

I'm so happy with these Pietra pants! They'll slide right into regular rotation in my summer wardrobe. I can't wait to try the other patterns in the Rome collection.