Megan Neilson Opal Trousers
Friday 17th July 2020
To begin with, I was so humbled when Laura asked me to pick a fabric and review it. I've purchased loads from her fabulous shop and each piece of fabric I've bought prior to this review has been a true testament of excellent service and quality and this coral viscose is no different.
It's funny how lockdown has affected me as I don't think I'd go for this colour normally and definitely not for trousers!
As I've just tested Megan Neilson's New Opal Trousers and I have to admit that they were my first trousers ever, I thought I'd strike the iron while it's hot and do another pair.
This viscose drapes beautifully and will suit this pattern really well. The coral viscose will be perfect for hot summers whilst near a beach or Rivera sipping a French martini as its breathable.
The Opal Trousers come with 2 variations and also 2 short variations. I went with option B which is a simple elasticated waist and left the back and in-seam pockets out ... in hindsight I should've just put the in-seam pockets in because my hands feel lost without them!
To stitch this up, I used my sewing machine for all the stitching, then I went over all of the stitching with the overlocker. I always try and use a fine / microtex needle whilst I'm working with viscose to avoid big holes from the stitching. I like using an overlocker (serger) on the edges as it helps stabilize the edges and finishes the insides, can zig-zag the edges on a sewing machine to stop the edges from fraying too.
I completed the trousers within a day. They are a really straight forward make and a good entry-level.
Finishing my makes always comes with a label these days as I've now got quite a collection. For the Coral Viscose Opals, I've chosen the Kylie and the Machine "I am Beautiful" label from the body positive collection.
The coral viscose has for sure summer vibes and I can't wait until we get a decent morning to go down to the beach (very early) to grab some photos.
I can't thank Laura enough for asking me to do this blog post. I've really enjoyed the process and it's helped me keep myself busy during this uncertain time whilst in lockdown and now without a job. Unfortunately it will be a wee while before I can buy any fabrics but it won't stop me from looking at them because they are just sensational!
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