Fremantle Pants from Elbe

Fremantle Pants and Merino


In less than 4 hours this afternoon I cut out and sewed a new pair of Elbe Textile’s Fremantle Pants.

Lauren has increased her original size range to 61.5″ hip (67.5″ finished measurements), which is great!

Elbe Fremantle 1


In this version I left off the patch pockets at the rear and also “drafted” a slightly larger pocket and pocket facing so that I can jam my hands and extra stuff in there too. See below for my first-rate “drafting”

Elbe Fremantle Pocket

Next time, I might size down and also raise the waistline following the instructions here. I’d love to make some linen Elizabeth Suzann style pants and I think this pattern is going to get me there!

Size Details: I made a straight size L and cut the pants to length A (there are 3 lengths included).


Zero-Waste Jacket from Elbe

Elbe Zero Waste Jacket

I made this linen duster-ish jacket using Elbe Textile‘s free tutorial for making a zero-waste jacket.

I love the idea of zero-waste sewing since it saves me from hoarding linen scraps for years and I suppose it’s also good for the environment.

Elbe Zero Waste Jacket 2

Sizing Details: I had a bit less linen than the pattern called for and I was also wider & had larger arms than the model. Soo, I did lots of little calculations on scraps of paper to increase the width of the body pieces and also to increase the size of the arms.