I’ve seen these on Instagram for a while but their volume scared me away from trying them. Then I made the Ninnis and decided I wanted to try a wide leg pant with a flat front so I put aside my fear and gave the Flint Pants a try using fabric from my stash. Right away I made the same changes I had made for the Ninnis. I removed an inch from the rise in both from and back and I took three inches off the length. I also used the flat front hack from Megan Nielsen’s blog to take some of the volume out of the front hip area.
These pants have the most interest access and closure I’ve ever encountered. The opening is in the side, through the left pocket! Unbutton the two buttons and the waist band opens up to let you step in and out. There is also the option of a tie closure. It is a very clever design but it does mean that you have to be careful how you use the left pocket because things could escape inside of your pants.
Even with the flat front hack these are still pretty voluminous but I think they work with a boxy crop top. This top is also a recent make. I hacked the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress into a top again (as previously seen here, here and here) but this time I made a fold-over button placket at both sides of the centre back and finished it with some coconut shell buttons from Gala Fabrics.
I love these pants. My only complaint, and this is because of the fabric not the pattern (I think), is that they get the worst crease lines radiating out of the crotch after I sit down. The fabric is a rayon.poly crepe and I guess it’s the rayon but man, does it ever crease! I’ve worn them to work but I’m not sure if I will again because they did not look good after a day of sitting at a desk. They’re great for standing and walking though and I’m glad I got over my fear and gave them a try!
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