Today we have two members of the Advisors Circle on the blog to show off their new Montauk Trousers. Camelia made her pair out of a fun lightweight denim, and Elisabeth made hers in classic army green twill, with the addition of a cargo pocket. Take it away, ladies!
Elisabeth’s Montauk Trousers
Here are my Montauk Trousers! I decided to make mine from a mid-weight army green cotton twill for casual everyday wear. This twill wasn’t as thick and had more drape than some other twills I’ve sewn with, so it was perfect for these pants.
I made view A with the patch pockets and then also added a self-drafted cargo pocket. The style of the cargo pocket is very close to the pockets on the Liesl + Co. Classic Shirt and I used both those instructions, and the instructions on the Oliver + S Field Trip Cargo Pants, to guide my process!
The pattern was simple and straightforward to sew. I love the details like the drawstring and the vents at the hem! I’ve been wanting to make pants for a long time but have been intimidated by the whole process, so I can happily report that these are good pants to start with. I made an 8 at the waist, graded to a 10 at the hips, and then added a full thigh adjustment. I then discovered that my calves are quite a bit smaller in proportion to my thighs and ended up taking in the calves a bit to remove excess fabric. I love how they turned out! I know I am going to get a lot of wear out of them and am already planning a linen pair with elastic at the hems for summer.
Camelia’s Montauk Trousers
For my Montauk Trousers, I choose light stretch denim, which was actually sold as chambray, but feels more like a cotton/poly/spandex light denim. I made a toile in size 8, but based on the size chart I should have made a size 6 hip. I decided to take the pants in at the side seam. I took them in 3/8″ at the waist, tapering out to 5/8″ at the hem, as I wanted the legs a bit narrower. My other changes were to take 3/4″ off the front crotch length and shortened the legs by about 3″ for a cropped style.
It was really nice to sew this pattern; it has great instructions. I love the little ruffle look at the waist and can’t wait to make more.
Are you ready to make your own pair yet? Grab the pattern here in PDF format and get ready for warm weather! Whether we’re still stuck inside of able to get outside, these trousers fit the bill.
Would you let me know the manufacturer and design name of your denim? Where is it available online?
Liesl, my friend wants me to help her make a pair of wide legged linen pants and I thought the Montauk Might be a good place to start. She is a beginning sewer and your instructions will teach her a lot. Do you think this would work? Do you have any suggestions on how to modify the leg to make it wider? Thanks so much.