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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 6981 (Slender Pants with Crease)

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Reviewed by:Lori V
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Posted on:3/15/14 9:51 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 6981 by Lori V

Burda: 6981 by Lori V  Burda: 6981 by Lori V  
Pattern Photo:Burda 6981
Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Brocade  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Slender pant with waist options, cuffs, front crease, back darts.
Pattern Sizing:
34 to 48
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It did look like the pattern envelope with a few changes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very good instructions
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I purchased this pattern for the slender legs. I wanted a crop trouser with a more fitted leg
Fabric Used:
Mood Fabrics' gold brocade
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I am very long waisted, so I took 1-1/2" from the rise. I wanted a higher waisted pant but not too high. I did not sew in the front dart. My fabric is thick and I did want that extra fabric in a dart. I reshaped the side seams for the dart elimination. I also, shortened the back darts and added welt pockets

I did make my front fly in the opposite direction. This was due to the fact, I was trimming the pocket and cut into the fly extension. I about fainted with this mistake, but it was only in the extension and by reversing the fly zipper, the cut was hidden on the inside of the garment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I am going to sew this pattern again. I have a black and white patterned fabric all ready for this pattern.
A great fitting pattern that makes a very stylish trouser.

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marjieco said...
Wow, great fit and style. Good save with the fly. I want a new pair of pants. Love this pattern.
3/15/14 10:56 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Beautiful, classic, elegant...just a few of the words that come to mind as I admire this outfit. Perfect fit- I love these slim pants on you, Lori. The brocade is yummy.
3/15/14 10:59 PM
carolynw said...
Great fit and so right in style. Great save with the bad cut in the fly area. I must get this pattern - hope my effort looks as good as yours
3/15/14 11:27 PM
Jrhee said...
Great looking pants!
3/16/14 0:05 AM
slmstyle said...
Great pants! Gotta love Mood Fabric!
3/16/14 0:26 AM
ArtAttack said...
Great looking pants and a special treat in that brocade.
3/16/14 1:11 AM
SewWil said...
Beautiful pants! Great fit and I love your fabric choice.
3/16/14 1:42 AM
FreyaStark said...
Very smart. They're beautifully made and a perfect fit.
3/16/14 3:05 AM
Fran G said...
Beautiful work!
3/16/14 9:23 AM
Amanda.Claire said...
What gorgeous pants! I love the fabric too
3/16/14 10:30 AM
Maree P said...
These are perfect on you Lori. I am thinking of using this pattern so thanks for the review.
3/17/14 0:34 AM
CypGrl said...
You look great in tailored classes. Winner!
3/17/14 11:01 AM
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