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).


Named Ninni Culottes

Cashmerette Springfield Floral with short Ninni

These are my 2nd Ninni Culottes from Named Clothing.

For my first pair, I added quite a few extra inches to the sideseams and also to the rise of the pants, but I made these straight from the pattern. I like both pairs, but neither have all the ‘swishy’ volume that the pattern intends, since I’m not in their size range.

Peppermint Ruffle Sleeve Cotton Sateen 2

Sizing Details: I’ve sewed the UK22, which is the largest size. I really only sneak into this size because of all the positive ease envisaged for the style so it’s really not a ‘size inclusive’ pattern.

Ninni Culottes plus some

Cashmerette Springfield Cotton 1

These Ninni Culottes from Named Clothing got so much wear this summer while traveling in Europe.

I’m such a messy person (dropping food all the time, flopping down on grass without any regard for my pants, etc.) that I was certain that cream coloured pants were not for me!

Cashmerette Springfield Cotton

Fortunately, I didn’t have any major disasters while travelling and I’ve managed to keep my good luck since returning home!

Sizing Details: I’ve sewed the UK22 but since I was worried about these fitting (since I’m quite a way outside the size range for named), I added around 3 inches on to each side seam, and about 5inches to the top of the pants (so they’re excellently high-waisted). It turns out these modifications weren’t necessary for me to be able to get the pants on, but do help add to the volume that other sewists have when wearing these.