Pattern Reviews

Flint culottes

I purchased the Megan Nielsen Flint shorts and wide leg trousers pattern as soon as it was released, along with the fabulous Rowan pattern. How I had not heard of this indie pattern company before is unbelievable, I really must do more research in future and not just stick to my trusty favourites. Both patterns I truly love, so no doubt there will be more Megan Nielsen patterns in my future.

I made these in a blush pink crepe twill from Sew Over It. It’s a perfect choice and a dream to sew up, I’m currently eyeing up the navy twill they have, think that would make a fabulous cropped pair of Flints.

I played it safe with the length and shortened the trousers to fit just below the knee. Having said that I’ve seen some fabulous full length and cropped length Flints appearing in blogs and on Instagram, so think in my next pair I’ll be more adventurous.

The flints come with the choice of a clever tie waist or button waistband. No zips are required. I went one better ( in my opinion, for how I want to wear them ) and used 2 trouser hooks, so I didn’t need buttonholes and also the waistband is nice and has a nice clean unfussy finish. As I plan to wear them with either Sew Over It’s Ella top, Papercut Patterns Coppelia wrap top or even one of my (many) Rowan bodysuits, I think the waistband chosen is perfect, although I could have done wih a firmer interfacing.

The pattern itself was remarkably easy and quick to make up, there is a sewalong but in all honesty the instructions are excellent, so I didn’t need to refer to the extra guidance in the sewalong.

Size wise, I went with the instructions and they’re accurate . Other than the length, I made no alterations. I think with this style, as long as you get the waist right, you can’t go far wrong with fit.

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