Grey Flannel Trousers- Cutting The Pattern
By Matthew on 19th January, 2016

Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (1)

New Year’s resolutions are a must and 2016 was no exception. As an apprentice in the cutting room I’ve decided to make myself a pair of trousers. It’s an essential part of becoming an established cutter since it gives an insight into garment construction and fitting.

I decided to cut them with a slim leg in order to complement the smart/casual style that I want to achieve. In regards to other style details: belt loops, straight side pockets with a hip pocket on the right and plain bottoms. A 12oz grey flannel is a good starting point in respect to making; since it’s more forgiving than other cloths and it drapes beautifully.

 Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (2)

I started the whole process off by cutting myself a pattern, giving a length and waiting for the cloth with anticipation. This is a standard procedure in the cutting room and now that it has arrived all that was left was to strike it out. Needless to say I did it this morning.

Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (3)So now my evenings and weekends are booked up. I can’t wait to get them made up to a fitting stage, more on that soon.