1. Amber Trousers View B - Paprika Patterns

    How to Sew an Invisible Zip (With Lining)

    I remember my first attempt at an invisible zip: I didn’t know you needed a special foot, and as a result it turned out quite visible. If you’ve never sewn one either, I hope this tutorial will make your first try more successful! We’ll walk through the process step by step, and I’ve included a method to attach a lining as well. I’ll demonstrate it with the Amber Trousers, and we’ll follow those instructions. You can use it for any pattern that requires an invisible zip though. It is not a very complicated process but this tutorial is a bit long nonetheless, since I wanted to include a lot of photos. If you have any questions, leave a comment! [Read more]

  2. Amber: Recommended Fabric

    If you’re about to make the Amber Trousers, you probably have an idea in mind of what style you’re going for. Should they be casual or formal, easy summer pants or chique evening wear, do you want them to hold their shape or drape around your legs? Whichever it will be, the outcome will be determined by which view you choose and which fabric. In this post I’ll give you some good resources to find the right fabric and discuss which fabrics are most suitable for which looks. [Read more]

  3. Amber Trousers View B - Paprika Patterns

    Introducing: Amber Trousers

    If you were looking for the perfect pair of summer pants, you’ve found them! Our newest pattern, the Amber Trousers will keep you cool and stylish this season. The goal was to create a pair of summer pants that flow and are quick to sew, but without an elastic waistband. Because let’s face it, however comfortable, those aren’t flattering on anyone. Especially if you’re a wide-hipped or curvy-tummied girl, you’ll know what I mean. The Amber Trousers have a fitted yoke on the front and back, to keep that waist-to-hip area smooth. The V-shape of the yokes lend a beautiful feminine touch. Below that, the pant legs flow out with an inverted box pleat to give your legs room to breathe. I’ve worn these pants to death last summer, and I hope you’ll like them just as much as I do. Read on for more details on the pattern and a sale! [Read more]