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Iso Opal pants and Liberty Eucalypt

Megan Nielsen's Iso Opal Pants!

Let’s be honest. If there is something we all need right now it’s Iso pants. You know something comfy that still looks cute whilst we’re all endlessly hanging around in our homes socially distancing – and works if you need to leave the house for toilet paper ;) These my friends are my Iso Opal pants. And gosh are they comfy!

Megan Nielsen's Opal pants pattern + Eucalypt woven tank pattern - handwardobe

Sometimes it happens that everything works out just right – and I can’t even tell you how much of a happy accident it was that we were finalising this pattern during the early part of this year when Perth was in it’s strictest lockdown. Having some super comfy iso opal pants to spend my days in was wonderful.

I made this pair of wide leg Opal pants from my favourite natural linen, and I can’t wait to wear them in the warmer months. Linen is my true love, and basically all i want to wear when it’s hot. It’s amazing how choosing a different view and fabric makes these pants look so different to my $1 Opal pants!

As this linen tends to blend into itself I decide to add a few details to this pair that only really show themselves on closer inspection. For the front pockets I sewed the pocket facing on the outside of the patch pocket so they are a bit more of a band and a feature. And for the back pockets I did the same – turning the top edge of the pocket towards the right side of the garment before topstitching. Though these are very subtle details I can’t tell you how much joy they give me!

Back pocket details of Megan Nielsen's linen Opal Pants

Wide leg linen iso Opal pants by Megan Nielsen paired with the Eucalypt tank in Liberty printFront patch pocket details of Megan Nielsen's linen Opal Iso Pants

I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about this Eucalypt woven tank top before – but it’s my absolute favourite summer top. It’s made from a gorgeous Liberty of London print and it’s just so comfy and cool and somehow manages to coordinate with everything in my wardrobe all the time. It’s magic!

Now that Perth is getting warmer I can’t wait to get some more use out of these two additions to my wardrobe!

Opal pants + Eucalypt top Iso outfit by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Make this look:

Top: Eucalypt pattern + Liberty of London fabric
Pants: Opal pants pattern + Natural linen
Shoes: Avarcas

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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