Tyyni Cigarette Trousers
A year ago I sat in the summer cottage surfing online. I fell in love with some indie patterns from Named so I bought a bunch of PDF patterns and then I forgot about them. I did not have a lot of inspiration for sewing and when I got it, I definitely did not want to tape A4 pages together for hours before even getting to the fun.
Past few weeks I have actually made not only one, but two makes from these PDFs. The newest make is the Tyyni cigarette trousers from Named.
As usual when I make something that includes both my waist and hip measurements, I had to adjust a bit. I am 2 sizes larger on my hips (112cm) than my waist (80cm) in the Named size chart. I really wanted the fit to be nice and am sort of new to modifications so I actually cut them out in the larger size and baste it together to see how they would look. They were too big overall, so I decided to cut the waist related part in size 42 and the rest of the pants in size 44, sliding the two measurements together somewere above the hip.
My fabric was a greenish twill from Ohlssons tyger with some stretch. It costed 159 kr/m (about 16 euros) and I bought 1.6 m because I wanted a longer leg than the pattern. It is so dangerous for me to count the price for the garments I make, since these pants costs roughly 25 euro (+zipper+interfacing) excluding my time. Usually my store bought pants costs a lot more (if I don't get pants from a chain with very bad fit to my body because of my waist/hip measurements). As I was standing in the shop choosing the pant fabric 4 other fabrics jumped in my basket and demanded to be bought - and who am I to refuse the will of amazing linen and cotton on sale? I quickly counted that I will buy 2 pairs of trousers for 25 euro each, a full leg linen jumpsuit for 20 euro, 2 blouses for 8 euro each. And that is how you fill a fabric stash.
Anyway, back to the pants. I think the pattern instruction was easy to follow along, I had some issues understanding the step 12 but there were a lot of pictures and after reading it many times I got it right. I chose the sew the creases as the pattern suggested, creating pintucks in the front and back legs.
I also found pocket fabric from my close-by fabric shop Tygverket that had a very similar color but no stretch. The zipper and button also match colors really well and I really enjoy looking at the inside of the garment. I have a huge button stash and it is always exciting to go through the buttons and find a perfect match. My overlock knives are in need of grinding so I used the old-school zigzag to finish my raw ends this time.
Have you tried any patterns from Named? Let me know in the comment section here or on instagram.