A little over a month ago, Lisa of Paprika Patterns asked if I would test her new pant pattern. Testing patterns for Sew News over the last 3 years has been a delight and I always enjoy giving a new pattern a try. The pattern is the Amber Trousers, and it offers 2 options, a wide leg pant which I made, or a narrow leg. Both feature a yoke with a soft center front "v"
After I made up the pants, no joke, everywhere I went, I saw someone wearing a version of this pant.
As I said, the pants feature a front and back yoke.
There are front pleats,
and a side seam zipper.
The pattern calls for an invisible zipper. I didn't have a navy invisible zipper on hand, so I used the metal zipper and made it an accent piece.
The pants are so comfortable to wear.
The pants I'm wearing are from the test version of the pattern. Not bad at all for a test run. The only issue I had with the pattern was the length of the pants. I'm 5'6" tall and there was not enough length in the leg for a hem. No problem, I just made a facing and all was good. If you do make up the pants, just be sure to check the length of the pant leg to be sure that you'll have enough for the length that you desire.
Now for the good news!!!!
Lisa has given me a pattern to give away, YEA!!!
If you would like a chance to win a free pattern and make your own pair of Amber pants...and be in the "in crowd" here in Chicago :), then leave a message on this post. I'll announce the winner on Monday, July 4, 2016.