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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 06-2011-114 (Trousers) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||7/25/11 1:16 AM |
|Last Updated:||7/31/13 11:56 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Since I made another version of these pants and added a zipper fly to them, I thought it was worth updating my review. |
This time I used red linen lined with yellow cotton. I did not need to make any further changes to the fit of these pants.
New pictures here.
Details about adding the zipper fly here. Essentially, I just used the fly pieces from another pattern and followed Kenneth King's brilliant zipper instructions from his Craftsy Jeanius class. It could not have been easier.
This is my third version of these trousers and I've already cut a 4th version. This is a winner for easy and casual summer pants IMHO. I still love my first two versions.
In addition to my review, I hope you'll comment on my fabric choice. Border print flower pants are a bit risky and I'm torn between thinking these pants are fabulous and worrying that I look like an extra from a disco-era movie, or like a drop out from clown school. Let me know your thoughts. More pictures are here on my blog
Pattern Description: Casual trousers/pants that have an elastic waist (pull-on style) and optional cuffs/turn-ups. The pants can be made in any lightweight trouser fabrics. Burda does two versions A - in silk jersey and B- in cotton-silk satin with cuffs.
Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I made a 42 of version A based on the hip measurement (which, when you are sewing pull-on pants that have no fly or other closure, is the measurement to go by since the waistband has to go over your hips).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes and no. I changed the leg shape and used a loud print, which makes it look pretty different. But the fit is right on - just what the pattern shows. Line drawing on my blog here.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I just gave them a quick read through and then got sewing, since I've made pants several times before. But they seemed pretty straight forward, even for Burda.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? First, this is a ridiculously easy pattern to sew. And I just loved the fit. The problem with most pull-on elastic waist pants is that they end up being overly baggy throughout and very large at the waist. Also, the crotch is usually way too long for me. Too much ease everywhere. But these fit just right. These were my first Burda pants (I've made other pants but not Burda) and I was not disappointed.
Fabric Used: Border print cotton underlined with cotton batiste.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a few minor changes - I omitted the pockets, widened the leg a little from knee-to-hem and took in just a tiny bit from hip to waist. Also, I underlined since my fabric is white and semi-sheer (I hate show-through on white pants).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to sew this again! I think it would be great in a more dressy fabric (like the silk version in Burda) and also in a knit. I plan on making a knit lounge wear version in the fall. Based on how well it fit and how easy it was to sew, I absolutely would recommend it to others. If you have been thinking about sewing from Burda, but are nervous about their directions, then this is a great pattern to start with since it is so uncomplicated. Also, this would be a good first pants pattern, if you have not sewn pants before. For more experienced sewists this pattern will be quick and easy, and overall I think has a better fit than most pull-on pants.
Conclusion: As far as this style of easy fit pull on pants goes, this pattern is a real winner IMHO whether you are in agreement with my (questionable) fabric choice or not. LOL I can't wait to hear what you think of them. Many thanks for you comments
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