|BurdaStyle Magazine: 01-2010-120 (Trousers) - Type:Pants |
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|Pattern Description: Close fitting, straight leg pants with contour waistband, front fly zipper, slant front pockets. The waistband sits just below the waist.|
These were started and finished a few months ago and I finally took some photos after getting home from work today. I started them and my mother finished them for me when my personal life was too crazy to sew.
This is the second make of this pattern.
First version reviewed here.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Well, they are the usual puzzling Burdastyle instruction so I look to other sources to make sure I'm doing things properly.
I used the Threads Sewing Guide to make the pockets and fly- the book has very clear, detailed instructions and good photos for each of these parts. I needed three tries on my pockets because I somehow trimmed off the side seam allowance on the pocket lining pattern piece. I realized what the problem was after comparing and lining up all the pattern pieces. I didn't have this problem with first version so who knows why I cut off the SA. I had to pull out the pattern sheet and trace off a new pocket lining pattern piece.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes other than a short fly on the first version.
Fabric Used: 100% wool gabardine
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: My usual fitting adjustments- full butt adjustments and shorten the leg length. I top stitched the pocket opening edges, although the pattern doesn't say to do it. I was originally thinking of using Vogue 1294 Anne Klein for this fabric. Some of the designer finishes from the Vogue pattern were used on these pants: the zipper shield was faced with lining and bias binding was used to finish the inside edge of the contour waist band- click on pocket piece link below to see a photo.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a very good pattern- the waistband sits just below the waist. I find it very comfortable. I like how the pocket piece extends to the centre front fly for a very neat look.
Conclusion: a very good pattern.