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|Burda: 7790 (Suit: jacket skirt or trousers/pants) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Posted on:||2/16/13 4:29 AM |
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|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Coat/Jacket Pants Skirts |
|Fabric:||Cotton Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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A coordinates pattern for pants, a skirt and jacket. I made the pants, which are cropped with straight legs, a narrow waistband, a zip fastening on the left-hand side and on-seam pocket on the right.
US sizes 10-22. Burda sizes 36-48.
Choose your size by your hip measurement -- always a good principle when making pants, but especially in this case as these pants are a close fit in the hip.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They are sparse but adequate if you concentrate.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The look of those straight, wide three-quarter pants, and the combination of the side zip and one pocket. I always find a side zipper easier to instal than a front fly and more practical than a centre-back zip.
A cotton or cotton blend with an embroidered band along one edge; sold as a skirt length in Laos and intended to become a traditional Lao skirt.
When I began work on the pants, the fabric turned out to be loosely woven and thinner than I had thought, and it frayed horribly, causing me a lot of grief while sewing.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the hem and used the selvedge as the bottom edge because there was no fabric below the embroidered border to turn up.
When making Burda pants I always find it useful to increase the rise (i.e. the crotch height) so I added 2cm at the horizontal extension lines. Actually 2cm might have been 1cm too much.
Would you sew it again?
Yes. I have always liked the look of these pants, and I like my first attempt, although I have doubts about how long the flimsy fabric will last. Next time I would use something sturdier.
My wardrobe could certainly use a couple of pairs of these. As well as being useful at home, they would be comfortable and practical for travel.
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. This pattern (published in 2008) has been discontinued recently but it should be possible to find it on the net.
This is a pattern with potential, and not just for using a piece of ethnic fabric.
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