Closet Core Patterns – Pietra Pants & Shorts

While on my shorts making journey, I came across the Pietra shorts from Closet Core Patterns. I feel like I’m late to the party on this one. There are so many beautiful Pietra pants and shorts on Instagram. I’m glad I bumped this pattern to the top of my project list. The pattern offers shorts, wide leg pants as well as slim tapered leg pants. I originally bought the pattern for the shorts but after being so happy with the how the shorts turned out, I couldn’t help but sew the pants. I had been wanting to make some wide leg linen pants for a couple of years, so here was my opportunity.

The high waist and flat front are what attracted me to this pattern. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the elastic back waist but I like it very much. The gathers are nicely distributed by sewing 2 two rows of topstitching along the 2 inch wide elastic.

I have plans for more pants from this pattern. Next up, I would like to make a pair with the tapered leg.

I made the shorts before the pants but I’m in love with the pants so I wanted to show them to you first.

I’m continuing to add shorts to my summer wardrobe. I’ve sewn more shorts in the last couple of months than I have in the last 10 years. That is not saying very much because I think I’ve only sewn 2 pairs of shorts in the last 10 years.

The pattern measurements put me at a size 4 but my muslin was a little big on me. I came down a size and was happy with the fit. These shorts have a nice shape and are very comfortable to wear. The instructions for the pattern are detailed and easy to follow.There is even a tutorial on the company’s website for sewing the pockets. I didn’t need the tutorial but a novice sewist might find it helpful.

I still have one more shorts pattern to try before summer is over. Stay tuned for the Grainline Studio Maritime Shorts. In the meantime, stay safe and well.

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10 thoughts on “Closet Core Patterns – Pietra Pants & Shorts

  1. Wow, custom-fit…looks amazing on you! I especially love the elegance of the pants version…inspiring me to get only own pair,😊

    Is the top you’re wearing with the shorts a pattern as well?


  2. I like the fit and look of your pants! Shorts are cute as well! This a very trendy pattern for sewists and reviews have been very good. I too have not sewn shorts in ages and trying a different pattern but I think I should give this pattern a try!

  3. Thanks for this inspiration Lucy! I was unfamiliar with this pattern previously, but seeing it made up on you with this post prompted me to add it to my wish list. I love how the pockets are integrated into the front seams.
    Both your shorts and pants look wonderful on you. You nailed the fit and the fabric you chose for both works really well.

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