SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 09-2009-128 (Narrow Pants)

Viewed 633 times 
Reviewed by:Nata

About Natastar
Member since: 8/20/02
Reviews written: 67
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 14 people
patterns reviewed: 62
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:9/3/09 9:47 PM
Last Updated:9/3/09 10:03 PM
Pattern Size:Petite 

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
See reviews of patterns from this issue
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past

vintage sewing patterns

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics

Natural & Organic Fabrics

<< Previous      Next >>
15 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
jannw said...
I really like your idea of a mock fly front..looks great..thanx for the instructions
9/8/09 11:37 PM
TamaraK said...
They look great! Thank you so much for such a great review and how you changed the pattern to work for you.
9/5/09 0:46 AM
ClaireF in CA said...
Looks great with the wider leg! :)
9/4/09 1:42 AM
marec said...
Oh, they're great! I'll bet they will feel so comfortable. I have a pair of Patagonia wind pants with elastic on the bottom. I used to wear those to work with the elastic turned under. the invisible zippers are a wonderful detail.
9/4/09 0:32 AM
Nata said...
Thank you everybody. I am going with a wider leg. It was wishful thinking on my part to think that short and plumpy me can look as nice as the tall and skinny model. I have a pair of leggings to wear under skirts and longer tops. These pants will be more conservative.
8/27/09 10:44 AM
sewmom3 said...
Another vote for the left leg. Much more flattering fit.
8/27/09 10:34 AM
Fran G said...
I like your left
8/27/09 8:34 AM
Bunsnpigs said...
Yup. I agree with everyone else. The left leg doesn't accentuate a wider hip. The model, of course, is skinny as a rail and it almost looks like it is a wider leg on her. Good catch on your part.
8/27/09 7:50 AM
Woolygal said...
Your left leg - much smoother.
8/27/09 7:16 AM
maggy said...
The left leg is definely the better one! If you like the top of the pants, next time reshape the legs and make them as wide as you like. Good luck!
8/27/09 7:16 AM
CrescentaLuna said...
Oh Nata that's hard -- The wider leg looks "better" in some ways, but it loses the fashion look of the narrower leg. I personally wouldn't wear super-skinny stretch pants with tucked-in shirts - I'm insecure about the thighs! but I would go for it with a longer jacket. I think most people will vote for the wider leg, as it makes a more flattering photo, but the trade-off is that it doesn't look as fashion-forward. "Fashionable" looks are often not the most "flattering".
8/26/09 10:43 PM
Christina W said...
Those pants really fit you well. I agree - the left leg skims your body nicely. Great job - yours are better than the magazine photo.
8/26/09 8:12 PM
GlobalMom said...
Looks like the left leg fits best...
8/26/09 2:39 PM
Second Avenue said...
Hi Nata, I vote for the wider leg - it has a very sleek look on you. Very nice! Regards, Second Avenue
8/26/09 1:10 PM
Markie1 said...
I think I like your left side-the one on your watch side (I am r/l challenged!) I think it hangs nicely and flatters your legs. How does that leg fit through the thigh? Can you afford to take that in a smidge and let the "release" come after the widest point of the thigh? That might help preserve the "stovepipe" effect of narrow pants. Am I at all clear?
8/26/09 12:36 PM
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

Online Class
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Class Details

Butterick 7096 (Vintage)

by: sugarduck

Christine Jonson Pleat Front Dress

Christine Jonson Pleat Front Dress

More Info
Sew Liberated Bohemian Carpet Bag Pattern

Sew Liberated Bohemian  Carpet Bag Pattern

More Info