Floaty Flint Trousers
Posted on Tuesday the 18th April 2017 by ym.sews
Hi there Minerva readers!
I’ve caught the trouser/jeans sewing bug of late so I’m here today to share a pair of suiting trousers with you all! I had so many patterns in mind for this lovely Pinstripe Suiting Fabric but finally settled on the Megan Nielsen Flint pants Sewing Pattern, a new cropped trouser/shorts pattern. I love the floaty wide legged cut and this fabric drapes beautifully so I knew the pattern-fabric combo would be a winner!
Just look at how floaty the wide legs are!
I cut a straight size based on my body measurements and was really pleased with the fit. I sewed version 2 with the secret button and tie closure, and managed to cut the XS size out of 1.5 meters of my pinstripe suiting. The fabric frays a bit so I finished all my seams with my overlocker. I used matching coloured coats moon Sewing Thread, which I’ve been using more and more of late. It’s such good value and can be used in any machine. I love mixing and matching these threads to create fun overlocked seam colour combinations.
One of the great things about this fabric is I was able to press with lots of steam and heat with no adverse effect to the fabric! I love this quality in a fabric as I always get very enthusiastic about turning my iron heat all the way up with steam on max (and have been known to melt fabric in the past as a result!).
The only modification I made to the pattern was to lengthen the waist ties to use up all of my leftover fabric. I love the exaggerated length of the ties.
My favourite feature of this pattern is the secret closure. Sewing trousers can be quite daunting but the Flint pants are a great introduction as there is no fly front or zipper to install! The closure involves a secret button sewn to the underside of the waistband and a buttonhole on the inner waistband.
The pocket on the left side isn’t functional for storing anything (except your hands!) but I think this is a fair compromise for the ingenious closure. The ties then close the waistband. So clever!
Thanks to the Minerva team for the awesome kit to make these trousers. Anyone who wants to get into trouser making and likes wide legged trousers, this may be the pattern for you :)
Until next time!