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Flint pants & shorts pattern tester roundup!

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

Thank you so much for the amazing response to the Flint pants and shorts sewing pattern! I’m so thrilled to know that you all love the new patterns as much as i loved making them for you!

I’m so happy to be able to share with you some our lovely tester makes today! Without our amazing testers who give up their time to help us perfect our patterns and give us super valuable feedback, we wouldn’t be able to continue producing amazing high quality patterns – so a big huge massive thank you and shout out to our amazing testers! A few of our testers have been kind enough to let us share their makes with you, and I really hope you enjoy checking out what these ladies have created, as well as their blogs and IG etc.

Please note that a few changes were made to the pattern after testing, so tester makes may look a little different than the final pattern.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Lindsay // Find her on her blog Design by Lindsay (and read her Flint review here) and on Instagram @designbylindsay

MADE

Version 1, pants with button closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love how the clever pocket opening means you don’t have to install a zipper!

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Jamie

MADE

Version 3, shorts with button closures (and an added turned up hem!!)

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The comfortableness of the pant while still looking chic.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would like to make the cropped pant or a full length pant out of linen for next summer. A black tencel woven would make a nice dress pant as well.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Jess

MADE

Version 3, shorts with button closures

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The shifted opening – great idea, I have never seen anything like this!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Perhaps a long version for winter in a nice wool suiting? Or a retro sailor version for my eldest daughter.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Cathy // Find her on her blog Rick Rack n Roll

MADE

Version 1, cropped pants with button closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The pocket/waist fastening, I have never seen this method before & really like it!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Red denim shorts & a longer pair in knit fabric for ‘secret sewing pyjamas ‘!

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Lauren // Find her on Instagram @laurenwwoodley and read her review on her blog here

MADE

Version 4, shorts with tie closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I loved the ties at the waist. It gives the look a vintage feel and makes them a little more unusual. I always love a pocket too!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I want to make the trousers next and take them with me on my honeymoon next year! Maybe in a slightly nautical – feel fabric.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Brooke

MADE

Version 3, shorts with button closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The illustrations are simple and uncluttered, and the finished product fits beautifully!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would really love to make these in pants length as they are so comfy!

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Zelie // Find her at her blog Zelie Decousue (and read her Flint review here)

MADE

Version 1, cropped pants with button closures and Version 2, cropped pants with tie closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the tall model, very comfortable all day. I see very well that pants to work, with a slightly loose blouse tucked into the waist, feminine and confident.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I sewed the node version for my canvas (curtain fabric) and I see very well for a summer pants or shorts. I sewed buttonholes in the version with a lightweight ribbed velvet and soft, where I am very comfortable, even in a stressful day at work. The hem of the cropped version is very well thought, I do not take my feet in my pants (and I’ve raced behind my children to the park with my Flint pant !).

The pattern has many variations: I would let me try out by a double opening of the version to buttonhole for the nautical look.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Elizabeth // Find her at her blog I Sew You Sew

MADE

Version 1, cropped pants with button closures.

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love how these fit my waist and rear, more flattering than I imagined they might be and they will be great for work, comfortable and on trend! I also love the incorporated pocket closure, so clever and helps me totally avoid zipper insertion, yay! It is so cute and picking out the buttons is fun too. I was unsure about the volume of the culottes but it works!!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would love to make a rayon challis pair and another in drapey suiting.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Kate

MADE

Version 2, cropped pants with tie closures

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fit! This was my first pattern test and first time using an indie pattern and I loved it, the pattern was easy to follow with clear instructions and the final garment fitted perfectly, I can’t wait to start making my next pair of trousers.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes, I want to make some in a more luxurious fabric to wear when going out to parties over the Xmas season.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Samantha // Find her on Instagram @samijbirch

MADE

Version 1,  pants with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Easy waist closure, no zipper!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Cut them longer than the pattern. Will likely be making another pair, with a grey wool blend, slimmer leg.

Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts pattern tester roundup!

WHO

Emma

MADE

Version 1,  pants with button closure

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love it. The side fastening is great and much easier than inserting a zip!

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Flint pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNflint and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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