One of my favorite indie pattern companies is Named Clothing based out of Finland. I seriously love almost 80% of their pattern collections! I purchased a pdf copy of their Wyome Boyfriend Jeans during their boxing day sale last year and recently made my first pair of pants using this pattern.
- The package includes pattern sizes US 0 to 14. Only 2 sizes are nested per file. This makes it a lot easier to follow along and trace. I only printed the US 0-2 pattern file based on my measurements.
- The instructions are pretty detailed with enough illustrations to guide a new sewist through.
- The glossary included was helpful, as were the basic technique guides found on their website.
- The pattern does not account for or include instructions for creative seam finishes which would have made the garment stronger/durable and cleaner looking on the inside. The seam allowance is only 1cm which prevented me doing french seams or flat fell seams. I resorted to only serging my seams using a zig-zag stitch and leaving them free/hanging. I prefer at least 5/8″ room to work with.
my Wyome Pants #1
I traced size US 2 based on my measurements and their table/sizing guide. I made no alterations to the pattern before sewing this pair other than shortening the pant length to suit my height.
I wanted to make a casual pair of linen pants that could be worn year round. So I chose…
- Main Fabric:: 100% Flax Linen, mid-weight, naturally dyed medium brown from Maiwa Supply
- Pocketing Fabric:: 100% Flax Linen, light-weight, naturally dyed ochre from Maiwa Supply
- Thread:: 100% Organic Cotton threads in #4802 ‘Straw’ for sewing and #4806 ‘Wine’ for top-stitching from Scanfil (*these are chemically dyed with low-impact dyes & are Oeko-Tex certified as eco-friendly).
- 14mm antiqued brass snap buttons x 4. The pattern called for 5 but it looked too excessive on my small frame.
Can we just take a moment to admire the gorgeousness of these plant dyed natural flax linens!
- Interfacing:: 100% Flax Linen, mid-weight fabric, undyed/natural color as sew-in interfacing. I abstain from supporting the petroleum or plastic industry as much as possible and therefore do not use ‘fusible’ plastic interfacing. Growing up in India, I have seen tailors use starched fabrics as interfacing and they work excellent.
I interface by using a medium to heavy weight linen fabric. I either pin them heavily or baste them on to my main fabric. I have had no complaints with the performance. It took me 3 evenings to complete the project and I very much appreciated the sewing instructions that come with this pattern.
I love how mine turned out! The pattern is described as a casual, loose-fitting jeans. They are very comfortable, specially around the waist and crotch. When worn full length, they look like casual linen trousers. But with the bottoms rolled up, they look a little more fitted. These would be perfect for the summer!
I love this pair and I know I will be sewing up many more Wyome Jeans/Pants. I highly recommend this pattern!! I have this awesome heavy linen indigo twill that I might make into jeans. But I think I will size down for the next pair as this pattern style has a LOT of room 😉 and I would love a slightly more fitted jeans. Oh, the joys of sewing your own clothes! 😀