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Pietra Pants & Shorts Pattern
Pietra Pants & Shorts Sewing Pattern - Technical Flats | Closet Core Patterns
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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).

Related Products: Learn to Sew Clothing online class

Sizes: 0-20 and 14-30 (PDF) and 0-20 (Print only)

  • See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
  • 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.

Fabric and Supplies

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
Sizes 0-20: 0-14 = 3.25yd / 3m, 16-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 24-30 = 4yd / 3.7m

View A - Cropped pants
Sizes 0-20: 0-14 = 3yd / 2.75m, 16-20 = 3.25yd / 3m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3.25yd / 3m, 24-30 = 3.75yd / 3.5m

View B
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 10-14 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 16-20 = 3yd/2.75m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3.25yd / 3m, 24-30 = 3.5yd / 3.2m

View C
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 24-30 = 1.75yd / 1.6m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)

View A - Full length pants
Sizes 0-20: 0-14 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 16-20 = 2.75 yd / 2.5m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3yd / 2.75m, 24-30 = 3.25yd / 3m

View A - Cropped pants
Sizes 0-20: 0-14 = 2.25yd / 2m, 16-20 = 2.5 yd / 2.25m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 2.75yd  2.6m, 24-30 = 3yd / 2.75m

View B
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 2yd / 1.85m, 10-20 = 2.25yd / 2m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 2.5yd / 2.25m, 24-30 = 2.75yd / 2.6m

View C
Sizes 0-20: All sizes = 1.25yd / 1.15m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 24-30 = 1.75yd / 1.6m

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

Details

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 0 - 20 and 14-30 (see our sizing chart here)

Finished measurements: Sizes 0-20 here and Sizes 14-30 here.

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

Print at Home File (Letter & A4):
Sizes 0-20: View A - 35 pages, View B - 31 pages, View C - 20 pages, sizes are layered.
Sizes 14-30: View A - 39 pages, View B - 36 pages, View C - 24 pages, sizes are layered.

Copy Shop (36" x 48" / A0):
Sizes 0-20: View A - 2 pages, View B - 2 pages, View C - 1 page, sizes are layered. 
Sizes 14-30: View A - 3 pages, View B - 2 pages, View C - 1.5 pages, sizes are layered.

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
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L.B.
Can't wait to make it again!

As an enthusiastic beginner, I bit more than I could chew with this pattern. But I will definitely come back to it once I'm more experienced!

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L.
review from australia

one of the best patterns I have ever used, super simple and easily understandable instructions, ive made two shorts and 3/4 pants and love them all. Will be buying other closet core patterns

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L.C.
One of my favourites!

I e made this pattern so many times! Super comfortable and they fit so well.

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B.
So Much Fun!

I bought the Pietra pattern to make a pair of blue linen shorts. I was initially drawn to the pattern after reading so many positive reviews. I can certainly say the praise for this pattern is well-deserved. The design is clean and the slanted pockets make it interesting. It was a dream to put together -- the instructions were very clear and helpful. This is the second pattern I've bought from Closet Core Patterns and I think the quality and clarity of their instructions is something they do exceptionally well (especially considering I've been sewing for less than a year). I already have plans to make another pair of linen shorts and a pair of tapered trousers in a tencel twill!

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M.V.
Beginner-friendly

I loved sewing this pattern! These shorts were the first pair I ever made. I only started sewing two months ago, but this pattern is really easy-to-follow. It was easy to print and make the pattern. The instructions for sewing the pants were really clear as well. I'm definitely going to make a linnen pair next!

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D.B.
Love my new lounge pants

Don't ask me why, but when the pattern arrived I said to myself, "those would make a great pair of lounge pants." So I made them in flannel, and they are great lounge pants! I liked them so much I made them as a Christmas gift for a friend. I should note that flannel really stretches out with wear, so next time I'll probably make them a size smaller. There will definitely be a next time.

As many have noted, the methods and instructions are impeccable and well-written. I've been sewing for decades and pattern instructions are all over the board on quality, so I tend to ignore them and do what I think is fastest/easiest. When I came upon an instruction to baste a section, I did what I always do. I nailed that thing down with pins and clips and skipped the basting. Because basting takes too much time. What actually takes too much time is ripping out a seam, then basting it, because pins just don't do what basting can do! Note to self: follow Closet Core instructions exactly, because they are spot on.

Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
92%
(67)
7%
(5)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
L.B.
Can't wait to make it again!

As an enthusiastic beginner, I bit more than I could chew with this pattern. But I will definitely come back to it once I'm more experienced!

L
L.
review from australia

one of the best patterns I have ever used, super simple and easily understandable instructions, ive made two shorts and 3/4 pants and love them all. Will be buying other closet core patterns

L
L.C.
One of my favourites!

I e made this pattern so many times! Super comfortable and they fit so well.

B
B.
So Much Fun!

I bought the Pietra pattern to make a pair of blue linen shorts. I was initially drawn to the pattern after reading so many positive reviews. I can certainly say the praise for this pattern is well-deserved. The design is clean and the slanted pockets make it interesting. It was a dream to put together -- the instructions were very clear and helpful. This is the second pattern I've bought from Closet Core Patterns and I think the quality and clarity of their instructions is something they do exceptionally well (especially considering I've been sewing for less than a year). I already have plans to make another pair of linen shorts and a pair of tapered trousers in a tencel twill!

M
M.V.
Beginner-friendly

I loved sewing this pattern! These shorts were the first pair I ever made. I only started sewing two months ago, but this pattern is really easy-to-follow. It was easy to print and make the pattern. The instructions for sewing the pants were really clear as well. I'm definitely going to make a linnen pair next!

D
D.B.
Love my new lounge pants

Don't ask me why, but when the pattern arrived I said to myself, "those would make a great pair of lounge pants." So I made them in flannel, and they are great lounge pants! I liked them so much I made them as a Christmas gift for a friend. I should note that flannel really stretches out with wear, so next time I'll probably make them a size smaller. There will definitely be a next time.

As many have noted, the methods and instructions are impeccable and well-written. I've been sewing for decades and pattern instructions are all over the board on quality, so I tend to ignore them and do what I think is fastest/easiest. When I came upon an instruction to baste a section, I did what I always do. I nailed that thing down with pins and clips and skipped the basting. Because basting takes too much time. What actually takes too much time is ripping out a seam, then basting it, because pins just don't do what basting can do! Note to self: follow Closet Core instructions exactly, because they are spot on.