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Clever Clovers

Added Dec 15, 2011

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






I made up these little pants back in September and as I was a tester for these clever little Clover slacks from Colette Patterns, I decided that I would whip ‘em up from the fabric I purchased at Paron in New York City. A naughty little glen plaid wool stretch fabric. It’s official that I now am in love with wool stretch – particularly the 98% wool, 2% lycra type. So easy to work with, something I’ve not had luck with before, and it stretches! Yay! Makes fitting just a little bit easier.

The most wonderful part about this slack pattern was the fact that it had a practically perfect crotch depth for me – something that NEVER happens! I had to fix the hip curve and the length – the short version was full length on me – but outside of that, these were a cinch! A very high recommendation on my list – especially for pants. These would be great even for a beginner who had a skirt or two under their belt, I think!

xoxo, Sunni

Material Notes

Wool Stretch Cloth – 97% wool; 3% lycra
Invisible Zipper
Interfacing & Thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Geek, Mod, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Wool


Colette Patterns

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.34 AMby peaches2218

    Those are really cute. The outfit is just perfect.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.04 AMby Vivat Veritas

    you look great sunni! im not usually a pants person, but this makes me want to try making and wearing them!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.29 AMby schnui

    Very nice pants. I really must try the Clover slacks.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.19 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great pants and YES i love sterchy wool too :-)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.59 AMby lennert

    Nice job! Like your choice of fabric, it suits you…

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.24 AMby KthnHrzg

    Great trousers! Love the tip on the fabric too.

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