34 Responses to “Completed: Linen Morgan Pants”

  1. Abbey October 24, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    These Morgans are awesome in linen! Loving this look, Lauren!

  2. bethnegrey October 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Washed, machine-dried, unironed? Linen?? This fabric is absolutely gorgeous and so are the pants. And the top in that silk…..sigh. I’m grabbing pen and paper and going back to reread your post and make some notes!

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      Yes!!! I have found with linen, the higher quality and heavier the fabric, the less likely it is wrinkle with wear. Which is GREAT for pants since they can look really bad with wrinkles, and you also don’t want to have to baby them so much they never get worn.

      • bethnegrey October 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

        Is there a way linen is “coded” other than just saying it’s a heavy linen. Like, is there another term that’s used? I really want to find me some of this higher quality/heavier linen fabric! Love it!

        • LLADYBIRD October 30, 2017 at 11:41 am #

          I have no idea, I would say maybe look for something marked as a bottom weight? I don’t buy very much fabric online (unless I can get a swatch first), I prefer to get it in person so I can feel it before I make my commitment.

  3. annekecaramin October 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    Love it! I’ve turned the Morgan into dungarees and made them in black linen, and they almost became a uniform during our rainy summer!

  4. fiftytwofancies October 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Those are awesome, I’m definitely copying you! I’ve had the Morgan pattern for ages, but I was finding it hard to imagine wearing them in a heavy fabric like denim. Linen would be perfect though!

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      I really want to try them in denim, but I keep getting distracted by all the other fabric options haha! Linen is pretty great, though!

  5. Let’s Get Sewing October 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    These are so nice! Linen boyfriend jeans seem just perfect.

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      They are definitely perfect! I love them!

  6. Philippa October 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Love them. Feel like I might want to make a tribute pair next summer (plenty cold enough to wear linen trousers all summer in the UK!) x

  7. Mertxita October 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

    Hello, designer! Cool pants! I have something to ask you… you say those seams are not flat felled (is my English right here?)… but you probably know how to manage this problem if you do self-encased or flat felled seams. I always stumble on this when making pants: in the front crotch area, you flat fell the seam until the zip opening, which opens towards both sides. How do we transition from the self-enclosed seam to the opening of the seam allowances whick mak the zip??? We need a tutorial on jeans crotch and zip!!

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

      Oh, I don’t sew my pants that way. I flat-fell the back crotch seam, but the short seam between front crotch and fly just gets serged and topstitched. I know there is way to do it – there are instructions in the Jamie Jeans pattern from Named – but it’s fiddly and the mock flat fell works just as well.

  8. Becky Thompson October 25, 2017 at 5:15 am #

    Those pants (jeans) are sweet! And yes, you are a designer. A dang good one. 🙂

  9. Kit October 25, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    If there was ever a perfect fit for jeans, this pair is it! love, love, love. The top is so beautiful…oh the fabric…

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

      Thank you so much! I gotta say, this fabric is pretty much perfect!

  10. PsychicSewerKathleen October 25, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    What an inspiration for a heavier weight linen! I have a couple of jeans patterns (including Ginger of course) but I much prefer linen to denim in a pant. Love your pants and that top is perfect with them – I bet that’s a DREAM against your skin 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD October 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

      It has been my favorite thing to wear this summer! I’ve always liked raw silk ok, but this particular piece is even better than what I’ve had in the past! I wish I’d bought more of it when I had the chance haha

  11. Tamsin William-Powlett October 26, 2017 at 7:41 am #

    Hi Lauren, these look great and the fabric is lovely. I have just finished a pair of Morgan’s in corduroy, but I am not super keen on them. I have only been wearing them today so I should give them more of a chance!

    • LLADYBIRD October 30, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      Oh, I love the idea of them in corduroy! I hope that you end up falling i love with them with a bit more wear because they sound great!

  12. Nokes October 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Gorgeous pants Lauren! Your topstitching is so straight and clean. 😊

  13. Megan October 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

    Love the pants and the top. I love linen but it drives me crazy as I iron everything and it always looks crumpled. Your pants look amazing if they’ve never been ironed that linen is great! Love the pocket details. You still look tiny, and the perfect ‘clothes horse’. Congratulations on a great make.

    • LLADYBIRD October 30, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      Yeah, I hate the wrinkles in linen (I know it’s part of the charm, but it drives me nuuuuuts haha), so pleased to find one that doesn’t crumple in the first few minutes of wear. Even if they do get a little wrinkled post-dryer (or from being folded in the drawer), the wrinkles fall right out pretty quickly. I love these!

  14. Tomasa October 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    Love these pants. They look so cool and comfortable.

    • LLADYBIRD October 30, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      They definitely are! 😀 Thank you!

  15. Wanderstitch November 1, 2017 at 3:07 am #

    Love them! I really need to get in to making trousers… because I can never find RTW ones that fit my small waist and huge thighs. Thinking of starting out with something where the fit/stretch isn’t so crucial, to ease myself in ☺️

  16. Yvonne November 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    Lauren, you look lovely! I must say the tiny bit one size up looks fantastic on you, my dear! Of course the pants are excellent! Linen and silk are my two favorite fabrics. Well Done!

  17. apparelbuyinghouse November 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    but you probably know how to manage this problem if you do self-encased or flat felled seams. I always stumble on this when making pants: in the front crotch area, you flat fell the seam until the zip opening, which opens towards both sides.http://www.bci.edu.bd/

  18. apparelbuyinghouse November 3, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    I have a couple of jeans patterns (including Ginger of course) but I much prefer linen to denim in a pant..Love the pants and the top. I love linen but it drives me crazy as I iron everything and it always looks crumpled. Your pants look amazing if they’ve never been ironed that linen is great.http://www.buyinghousewall.com/

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