I was lucky enough to test one of the garments in Named‘s new book, Breaking the Pattern. Because of this, they very generously sent me a copy of the book when it was released.
My first make from the book was some drapey Rae Pants, which are perfect for Sydney weather and for work!
I made these from some panels I got at The Fabric Store in Surry Hills. As soon as I saw it I fell in love.
I cut the waistband on the opposite direction because I liked the pattern it made.
These are super comfortable, look great and move wonderfully. Definitely a hit!
All the deets:
Pattern: Named Rae Pants
- Graded from 9 to 8 (or possibly 7) in the hips and legs – there is a lot of ease in this pattern so I did that by eye rather than using the pattern pieces
- I didn’t lengthen them! I would usually need a good 2″ but I wanted a cropped version
- I shortened them – again by eye – based on where I thought looked good with the print on the panels I was using
- Lowered the slit – they would have been a bit too revealing at work I think with the slit where it was (mid-thigh for me)
Fabric used: Something drapey (viscose?) from the Fabric Store. Actually two panels. Note to self: get better at recording what the fabric you buy is and whether it’s washable!
Like them? Wearing them? YES and YES. Love the style – thinking about making another pair
Notes for next time:
- Remember to lengthen if you want them to be the length shown on the pattern – it’s super easy to alter where it hits.
- If lengthened, need to assess whether to lower the slit.
- Want to use a drapey fabric that holds a crease (if you want it to) but doesn’t crease too much!
Now am going to shut up and go sew.