January 1, 2024

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Esmond Pants, the Club pattern for January!

Let’s get to work with the Esmond Pants! This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern is a customizable cargo pants sewing pattern (with a variety of pocket styles!) designed for curves. Join the Club for as little as $9 USD to get this pattern.

Cargo pants are having a renaissance. Traditionally, they were associated with hard and dirty work, made from hard-wearing fabrics and designed for utility. But now they’re also on trend, and come in lots more colors and fabrics! However, it can be hard to find cargo pants that actually fit if you have curves—and that stay comfortable when you’re moving around, whether that’s doing yard work or off on a shopping trip.

That’s where the Esmond Pants come in! This cargo pants pattern features a relaxed style with straight legs, two bum fit options, and a partially elasticated back waistband for the ultimate curve-friendly fit. And top it off with roomy front pockets and four other pocket styles that you can choose from, as well as trendy cuffs and an optional D-ring detail to take your Esmond’s utilitarian vibe to the next level.

The Esmond comes in sizes 0-32 and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 (cancel anytime).

Dawn is wearing View B in a size 24 with the standard bum piece. Her measurements are 44″ waist and 54″ hips, and she is 5′ 9″.

Angela is wearing View A in a size 16 with full bum piece. Her measurements are 35″ waist and 45″ hips, and she is 5′ 3″.

Meet the Esmond Pants

Whether you’re working in the garden or relaxing on the couch, the Esmond Pants are ready to work for you! Designed for curves, comfort and style, the Esmond features:

  • Relaxed fit with straight legs
  • Front fly with an asymmetrical snap closure and hidden button for extra security
  • Partially elasticated back waistband
  • Two bum fit options: standard and full bum (with a built-in 1″ full bum adjustment)
  • Roomy front patch pockets with an angular opening
  • Four pocket styles that you can mix and match: pleated pocket with angled flap, gusseted pocket with squared flap, back pocket with covered zip, and back pocket with exposed zip
  • Two cuff options: drawstring or elasticated
  • Belt loops with crossover belt loop option at the center back
  • Optional D-ring detail
  • Beautiful topstitching throughout for style and durability

The Esmond is rated advanced beginner, and you can sew your first pair in style with our free step-by-step video sewalong hosted by Saremy of Sew Sew Live.

The Esmond Pants are designed for midweight woven fabrics such as twill, denim, or bottom-weight polyester or poly/cotton blends.

Dawn is wearing a pair of Esmond Pants in a 10 oz cotton twill. Angela is wearing a pair of Esmond Pants in an organic cotton twill generously gifted by our friends at Core Fabrics.

Want to get the look? Core Fabrics is offering 5 Esmond Pants kits featuring their organic cotton twill. Skip the hassle of sourcing all the fabric and notions and treat yourself to an all-in-one Esmond kit!

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements

Here are the fabric requirements for the Esmond:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into waist fitting. If you’re curvy, you might be used to putting up with uncomfortable waists on your pants, skirts and dresses—especially if you spread when you sit down but the clothes do not. But no more! Jenny’s here to talk you through a number of adjustments you can make to get a better waist fit in your me-made garments.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, Jenny’s here to boost your sewjo in the new year with a sewing pep talk! Whether you need a confidence boost to tackle a challenging project, need help figuring out your 2024 style, or want to make some new sewing buds, you’ll come away from this live event feeling energized and ready to take on the year.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

Let’s start sewing!

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Esmond Pants and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after January 2024? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Esmond Pants.)

3 thoughts on “Cashmerette Club: Meet the Esmond Pants, the Club pattern for January!

  1. Mrs Joyce Eustace says:

    Jennie I am 82 years old and would not benefit from joining the club, I like to buy my patterns when I really like and need them I have purchased a few over the years. Why can’t I just buy this pants pattern, please.

    1. Ayelet says:

      Hi Joyce, you can sign up at the Base level (during January) and then cancel right away—that would be like buying the pattern for $9 USD. If you need help signing up or canceling, feel free to email us at hello@cashmerette.com and we’d be happy to help you directly!

      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

  2. Thelma M McIntyre says:

    Exactly!! I am in my mid eighties and have had the same thought. But as I reply to this it occurs me many younger people may feel the same way. The reasons might be completely different but just as viable.

Let me know what you think!