Hi, I’m Beck from Melbourne, Australia. I used a very lightweight drapey wool suiting from Super Cheap Fabrics for my full length Reece pants as it’s Winter here. My tip for sewing your Reece pants is to take your time with the topstitching as this detail really adds some class to the style. I did my usual fitting adjustment of adding length to the back rise and I am so happy with the fit. You can find my sews here: www.instagram.com/becksews
Hey everyone! I’m Cara from Knoxville, TN. I want to show you my Reece pants. The off white pair is made from a linen blend from Joann’s. The striped pair is made from gauze that has been in my stash a while. When you sew your Reece, take your time! There’s a lot of topstitching, but I really like to topstitch. The finished look is so professional. My favorite Reece outfit has been with a sheer oversized pashmina type of thing. It gives them a cool boho look. I’m all about it! The only alteration my pants needed was to shorten them 2½”. I’m 5’6″ but have quite short legs. If you need some light summer pants, this pattern is what you want. I also intend to make a pair as shorts.
Hi evreybody, its Christine again, from the Netherlands. I used a very thin denim chambay and made the longer version and I can say: It feels fanstastic. I bought it at my local marketplace for 1 euro!! This is an easy and quick make. Just make sure to give the pockets some extra attention and ofcourse the topstitching.
I didnt need any adjustments, easy
As you can see, I took my reece with me on vacation to the France and wore it at the beach and IN the sea
I think Im going to make a linnen one as well.
For more of my makes have a look at my instagram https://www.instagram.com/stienmakes/?hl=nl
Hi, I’m Diane from the UK. I used a lovely linen and cotten blend fabric from Fabworks which was perfect for the Reece trousers. The fabric drapes really well and is lightweight so perfect for a summer trouser. The instructions are very clear and there are various options for length so I can see this being made time and time again. Take your time top stitching and it will look fabulous.
I made size 3 in the long length for my toile then the 7/8 length for my final. I am 5’2″ so shortened both legs by 3″.
Looking forward to wearing these today when I go for lunch with my daughter today.
Hi, I’m Poh Ling from Singapore. I used a chambray double gauze for my muslin and linen for my finals. Both fabrics are from Brighton Accessories House.
A tip is to make a fit first before cutting into your good fabric and always follow the recommended fabric. I made a size 3 using chambray double gauze for my muslin and it turned out to be too baggy for me. As there is quite a generous ease in the Reece pants, I made a size 2 for finals instead. Even then, i still have to take in another 1cm at the side seams. You can look at the finished measurements chart before deciding on the size to make. The other alterations I’ve made was to shorten the pants by 3″ for my height (1.56m).
You can view more of my makes from https://www.instagram.com/b.a.o.l.i.n.g
Hi! I’m Sandra from the Netherlands. Did you see Reece? I love it so much! I used a linnen viscose blend and it’s so comfortable to wear, especially in summer time. My style of choice was: just a casual look. O combined it here with the Marit top. Love the combination! The only alteration I did, was lengthen it with 2,5 cm. I wore it already several times. Am planning to make more ❤️
Hi! I’m Sue and I live in South Dakota, USA. I used linen for both my muslin and my final pair of Reece pants. I purchased my linen online as my local options are very limited.
My tips for sewing the Reece pants are to pick a quality linen that will hold the shape of the front pocket as it is one of the prominent design features to highlight. Next, mail the fit by making a muslin, and third, get your topstitching to be as perfect as possible. The topstitch portion is what makes this garment a showstopper.
I paired my Reece pants with a very simple linen top that is semi-fitted. Honestly, these pants look great with a variety of tops.
I am 5’7” with long legs, so I lengthened the inseam by 1.5”. Other than that, follow the measurements guide to get a great fit. These pants have excellent drafting.
I have worn my Reece pants and have felt so comfortable and confident I am planning several more pairs in various colors. I just need the right pairing of linen and color.
You can follow me at: https://instagram.com/sue_glasparrott?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== if you’d like!
My name is Elise and I live in Queensland, Australia. I have used cotton linen for my Reece Pants, they are just so comfortable and the fit is lovely. I love a high waist wide leg pant so versatile. When sewing Reece there and not a lot of tricky bits, it’s all about the straight top stitching. Make sure you have markers on your machine you can follow to keep the top stitching straight and consistent. I have been wearing my Reece everywhere, to the shops, work, at home. They have a very casual chic feel about them. I can’t wait to make a pure linen pair. I did not make any alterations except skip the draw string. I am off to take my Reece out for a walk along the beach and then brunch. . https://www.instagram.com/seweliseium/
1. Cynthia D, Ottawa, Canada
2. I used Midweight Hemp Slub in Wisteria from Blackbird Fabrics
3. I’m usually a pedal to the metal kind of sewist, but it’s worth it to slow down when topstitching! Also, using different guide feet depending on the type of top stitching and adjusting the needle position make it easier to have even topstitching. I used the 1/8″-1/4″ quilting foot, the 1/4″ foot with guide, and the edge joining foot.
4. I made the 7/8th length pants and was aiming for a relaxed summer evening look.
5. Surprisingly, none!
6. I haven’t yet, but I’m planning on bringing them on my upcoming vacation
7. My full-length wearable muslin was made out of a fabric that was too heavy for this design, so I plan to make another pair in a more suitable fabric.
1. Sarah G, Cotswolds UK
2.I used a green twill fabric from www.jororags.co.uk
3. My top tips are go slowly with the top stitch, get to know the needle positions and how you can adjust your needle then you can just line up the edge of your foot, move the needle and get perfect top stitching
4. I chose to do the high rise, long length version
5. I added 2cm to the back rise but otherwise used the pattern as designed
6. I have worn my trousers a lot and have had people ask me where I bought them as they are such an unusual deep green colour
7. I have paired my trousers with a lace shell top and a fitted t shirt whilst it’s been hot here in the UK. As I used a twill fabric I just know I’ll get plenty of wear out of these in the winter months paired with a long sleeve top or sweater.