With Christmas less than two weeks away I'm sure a lot or you are in the same boat as me and don't have much time for sewing right now....or if you do....you are being super generous and making lovely handmade gifts.
If you do fancy a speedy make for yourself then these gorgeous Megan Nielsen Flint wide leg trousers are really simple to make. I've paired mine with a True Bias Ogden Cami for a cheats jumpsuit - but the look great as separates too!
Admittedly, I actually made these at the beginning of November before we went on holiday (in the sun), but to cut a long, boring story short, I've not been very well with various viruses/infections/bugs since then. So, just over a month later I'm now coming out the other side, back in the land of the living and able to share my make!
You can check it out in my latest Youtube video below, or read on for more pics and links to the patterns and fabric I used.
The Flints are a cropped, super wide legged trouser with either a waist tie or buttons. The magic thing about how you get them on and off is that there is no zip or fly, but a secret opening in the pocket that is concealed with the waist tie. It's pretty nifty!
This kind of style is really new to me, but after seeing lots of cool people on Insta wearing that style, I thought I'd give it a go! I actually like it a lot more more than I thought. I'm used to pretty fitted trousers so there is this feeling that I'm wearing PJ's that I need to shake off, but they are super comfy!
The fabric I've used is our Jungle Jamboree Lena crepe which has the most beautiful drape to it. I think, for me, that really works with this style as it doesn't feel like there is a lot of fabric floating around as it's so light and soft.
I wasn't sure what to wear with them at first as the background colour is like a really dark navy blue which looks black when you compare it to other navy fabric, and navy when you compare it to black. I had a matt black sequin Grainline Scout tee from a few year's ago that I think works well as the colour can change depending on how the light hits it.
Then I had the idea of seeing what it would look like with a matching ogden cami (it's just available as a PDF - find it in this link) and it's pretty full on jungle jamboree but I think I like it!
The Ogden looks cute with some jeans as well for a more toned down look!
I hope you have a great festive period guys! I'll be back next week with a shop update, then it's time for me to try and get back to full health, ready to tackle 2018 and all it has to bring!
Hear all about my fun time filming a sewing machine feature for this TV show!