What fabric did I use? Viscose. It recommends linen, cotton or wool suiting.
How is the sizing? I cut the size recommended by the pattern. The fit is very good. This pattern is for a taller person. I’m 5’5 (165cm) and these were extremely long.
How clear are the instructions? Very good.
Is it worth buying? If you’re looking for semi fitted pull-on trousers, than Montauk trousers are for you, yes. If you’re a taller person even bigger yes. I bought the PDF version and it was the best experience I’ve had so far with assembling a print out!
I fell in love with this pattern pattern as soon I saw it on Foldline. It features front pockets and welt or patch pockets on the back. It has some nice details such as the slits and subtle paper bag effect at the waist. I didn’t do the drawstring closure, I opted for a simple tie belt instead.
This is a quick and easy make so I won’t bore you with the progress photos and lots of text. Instead there’s me posing by the roses trying to look casual and natural. The trousers don’t looks semi fitted on these photos because I’ve literally just washed them. The viscose stretches out, I promise.
I didn’t bother with the toile as I wanted a quick make and with the elasticated waist there isn’t a lot that can go wrong. Just make sure you are honest with your measurements and these will fit 🙂
One comment I would make is that the draw lines and the sample on the pattern cover don’t match. The draw lines represent the pattern accurately with straight leg but the samples look more tapered/slim leg. If you made these in linen, they would look like the draw lines.
Either way, there will be another pair of Montauk trousers. I’ll probably go for plain linen so they go with everything in my wardrobe. I will have to shorten the pattern properly but the main thing is that it actually fits me around my hips.
So many sewing plans, I’m sure most of you can relate!