I’m so excited about these pants, my soft pink, wide wale corduroy Glebe Pants! These are going to be my go-to pants now that it’s cooled down and my linen Glebe are feeling a little…. insubstantial in the face of chilly winter breezes.
Of course, it was unusually warm today when I took these photos with my Tarlee T-Shirt (which I made with this organic cotton).
This fabric is from my relatively deep stash, I can’t remember where I got it from, but it’s slightly stretchy and is maybe a 6-wale. I blatantly stole the idea for these exact pink corduroy Glebe Pants from my sewing buddy, Sue!
With previous corduroy projects, I’ve inevitably failed with the nap of the fabric. This time I was very careful to keep track of which direction I was cutting in and the colour of the pants looks the same no matter which direction you see me from!
Size details: I made a Size F, which is the usual size I make in Muna and Broad bottoms. This is View B of the Glebe Pants, which has a flat-front waistband and two pleats. On this pair, I increased the size of the pleats, because I figured that with such chunky fabric, the pleats might appreciate some extra fabric.
My measurements: My current measurements are a 54″ low hip and I’m 57″ at my roundest point (around my belly). I am relatively short through the body, and have narrow shoulders compared to my other measurements.
I put a deep, 7cm hem into the bottom of these Glebe Pants, and I used linen for the pockets, but put a corduroy pocket shield (which I overlocked/serged the edge of) in order to cut down on bulk. Something tells me you’re going to be seeing A Lot more of these pants for the rest of the winter!
Gorgeous pants. Did you have to add any to width of front pattern piece to accommodate larger pleats?
YES!!! The Glebe are great in cord. Here’s the orange pair I made. I put welt pockets in the back for the challenge.