The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month here at Sew News. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own, as well as reviews from the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Today we’re featuring Ellen’s review of the Alexandra Peg Trousers from Named Clothing.
Any Adjustments: I was between sizes and sized down because of the fullness built into the waist and the forgiveness afforded by the elastic and drawstring combo. These pants fit perfectly without any adjustments needed. I made them exactly as directed.
Review: These were the easiest pants I’ve ever made, despite having a bit of trouble navigating the waist pleats. After pleating, basting and pressing, one pleat is folded into the pocket. Once I made sure everything was flat on the fabric wrong side, the pants came together easily. I just needed a mental adjustment (and the help of a few friends) to make sure I was on the right track! The pants are super comfy — I recommend a drapey fabric similar to the rayon I used — for the best result.