|Pattern Description: The pattern is for boy's formal trousers with front pleats, back darts, back welt pockets and front slant pockets. There is also a pattern to make suspenders. I used the trouser pattern as a base for simple elastic waisted shorts.|
Pattern Sizing: heights 128 to 152 cm. I made a size 140cm for my 10 year old son.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made drastic changes. I am pretty sure the trousers made from appropriate fabric would look like the pattern photo.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are brief, but I saw no real problems with them. As written, the pattern is a 3 dot Burda, which is not a simple make, but as I left off all the tricky bits such as the welt pockets and the fly front zipper the shorts were extremely quick and easy to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am always grateful when Burda includes larger boy sizes in their patterns, as this age group is not well catered for by most pattern companies. This pattern is beautifully drafted, and fills a wardrobe need for most older boys, in a pattern which can easily be adapted for less formal garments.
Fabric Used:Nylon supplex for sports shorts.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Design: I left in the back darts, front pleats and front pockets but left off the back pockets and fly front.
I gathered the waistband with elastic to fit my son's slimmer girth than the pattern, and so that I could leave off the fly front
I straightened the leg taper a little, for baggy legged sports shorts, and cut off the trousers just above the knee to make regulation knee length shorts for his school sports uniform.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, and yes.
Conclusion: A good wardrobe basic for an age group in which patterns can be hard to find.
There is a photo of the shorts on my son at this post on my blog.