I've finished teaching until the Fall (!!), but a few months ago, I was in need of some work-appropriate items. Enter the Flint trouser by Megan Nielsen. This style is a bit of a departure for my normal slim-legged pant wardrobe, but it's kind of refreshing (and certainly comfortable).
The pattern itself is simple, as far as pants go. There isn't a zipper, so to open the waistband, there's a clever opening system (buttons at the side, which transition into the pocket).
Since I was kind of loving the sailor-inspired buttons on the side, I matched them on the other side, complete with non-functional "buttonholes".
The legs are definitely wide, and the width starts at the butt. I need to somehow reduce the crotch length a bit for the next go around, since there's a little *extra* fabric in there.
And for the record, the back seam is sewn correctly--I must just have shifted them around a bit, so it looks funny in the photos!stretch double weave cotton in Charcoal) is from Hart's and is really quite perfect for this particular style. It has some weight, but is still a bit drapey. I definitely enjoyed sewing with it and it's very lovely to wear.
Overall, I like the pattern a LOT. There are some minor fit issues, but the style is fun and different and a good addition to my wardrobe. I'm looking forward to trying the shorts version, perhaps with the waist bow, for the summer!
Love your take on these! I have been pondering over making these too. They work with non-stretch fabric, right?ReplyDelete
These look really great on you! I'm not generally a fan of the wide legged trousers, but these definitely work for you. I'm not sure they would look as good on me, but you've peaked my interest.ReplyDelete