I’ve made the Megan Nielsen Flints a few times now, always the shorts version, and even a skirt version a couple of times, and swore blind that I would never, ever make the long version as they would look ridiculous on me. Then I found this gold silk in my stash and it demanded to be made into wide-legged trousers, and so the long Flints were born.
I knew the cropped length really wouldn’t flatter my frame, so I lengthened the legs and narrowed them a bit, took a deep breath and cut out the precious silk. I need to say that this is a thick fabric, almost a dupion, which was easy to cut and sew. It has very little drape, and creases like crazy, and I worried that it might be too stiff for the Flints, but I think it quite suits the pattern.
Having made this pattern a few times, I knocked out my golden Flints in very short order. I did manage to wear them once or twice before our holiday, so this post contains a mixture of photos and this one shows the shoes that I have decided always need to be worn with them (Figini, handmade in Milan and really gorgeous)
I fiddled around with tops to team them with and decided that the best top was a Scout Tee which I modified by adding a tie at the waist to bring it in a bit.
The Scout is made from a tablecloth which I found at the op-shop. It is really fine cotton with golden swirls on it. I don’t think it was ever used as a tablecloth as it looked brand new.
I also paired the Flints with an ancient silk cold-shoulder top, which I don’t really care for , but it does have a very Christmassy feel.
A family photo in front of the Christmas tree at The Fullerton Hotel – please note that only Bridgette and I bothered to get dressed up!
and I had to include this one of the staircase with the poinsettias and Christmas lights.
I wore the Flints on Christmas night, and they were perfect for watching the water and light show at Marina Bay Sands, except we had a massive storm with thunder, lightning and drenching rain, so we spent part of Christmas evening cowering under a very low bridge! Here is a photo of the spectacular show though, it is well worth taking the time to go and see if you are in Singapore.
So, having said never, I now have to eat humble pie and own up to the fact that I rather care for my full length Flints!
22 thoughts on “Golden Flints: never say never”
They are gorgeous, and look marvelous with the gold swirl top and dreamy shoes!
Thank you so much. I also love those shoes!
These are beautiful! So glad you got to use that gorgeous silk!
I am pleased to have that silk out of the stash and in the cupboard!
Love them with the second top and think you look fab! Glad you are enjoying Singapore 🙂
Thank you, and yes, we are loving Singapore, as always such a great place to visit.
It’s nice to sew a sparkly, comfy pair of pants instead of a holiday dress. I especially like how you styled them with the tablecloth fabric top. You have a great eye for design and good fortune to find fabric bargains.
This is the only version of the Flints that I haven’t tried yet! Yours are very convincing: I now have to add them to my endless list of projects. This place looks splendid, beautiful pics!
WOW! I absolutely love the idea of silk wide-legged pants, would never have thought of it before I saw these… they look so chic and comfy. and SILKY! I really love that golden colour on you too. DO you have enough left over for a little top? 🙂
I think I have enough left for a cropped top of some description, so that’s in my future!
They look great, even better in these pix than on IG. Perfect fabric/pattern match if you ask me.
I was quite pleased, but might make another pair from a drapier fabric.
Very elegant! And I love the shoes too
I adore those shoes. I used to wear them to work!
Beautiful, flarry pair of trousers.
Thank you Sonja, I quite like having a bit of sparkle.
Lovely trousers, and the gold silk is gorgeous. I agree that we should never rule out styles – sometimes they turn into absolute favourites.
I can’t believe just how much fabulous stuff you score in op shops!
I do quite well in op shops but I tend to use the haunting approach! Who knew that gold trousers would be a good thing?!
I think those look great 🙂 The fabric is beautiful and the leg width is just right I think! Glad to hear and see that you had a lovely Christmas 🙂
Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!
Those are fabulous! Golden Flints for a golden staircase topper. 🙂
Thank you so much!