Named is a family business from Finland, started by sisters Saara and Laura in 2013 and remains a small, three-person company run by the founding pair, employing one person. “We started our own pattern brand out of a simple passion for making clothes and sustainable fashion. We wanted to create patterns that encourage and excite more people to try sewing their own clothes and challenge them to think about their own relationship to fashion and consuming fashion.”
The Aina pattern includes two variations: Classic trousers with a slightly tapered ankle-length leg, and trendy culottes. Both of these lightly fitted trousers have a high rise, fly zipper closure, front pockets and patch pockets in the back. The front waist is finished with a classic and clean waistband with a decorative button closure at the sides. The back waist has a relaxed elastic detail, making the trousers more comfortable and easier to fit. Either variation can be sewn with or without the decorative topstitchings.
INSTRUCTIONS AND PATTERN INFORMATION
In addition to sewing instructions with diagrams, the instruction booklet also contains a size chart with measurement instructions, basic information on how to prepare your materials, mark your pieces and sew, as well as cutting plans for different sizes and fabric widths. The required amounts of fabric and other materials as well as the finished garment measurements are printed on the back cover of the package.
Choose a light to medium weight non-stretch trousering, or a fabric with approximately 5 – 10% stretch. Linen, hemp and cotton trouserings, as well as a light denim are all good options.
- Keep your pattern in one piece and trace your size, use our 90cm wide tracing paper … You’ll find it here.