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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 12-2006-121 (Pants)

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Posted on:3/26/07 8:43 PM
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ChristineX said... (3/28/07 12:40 PM) Reply
The pants look great--they were already on my list of things to make. Thanks for the review!
Heatherrique said... (3/28/07 0:53 AM) Reply
Sizzling pants!
Nancywin said... (3/27/07 1:43 PM) Reply
SS - thanks, I'll give it a try!
cindy-lou said... (3/27/07 1:18 PM) Reply
Love the pants and the review! Personally, I think these will be great travel-to-Hawaii pants because 1) it's hot there, and 2) all hotels have irons now. If you're camping out, you might have to re-think them; otherwise, pack 'em, baby! BEAUTIFUL WORK!
Chris Kelly said... (3/27/07 1:05 PM) Reply
Thanks for a great review..
Seamingly Simple said... (3/27/07 10:42 AM) Reply
This looks like a good basic trousers pattern. I might be able to help with the fit. According to the wrinkle chart in the Minott Method book on skirts and pants, the diagonal wrinkles at the back are caused by the inseam being positioned too far out. To address it you should cut the pattern off just above the knee, slide the lower leg inward, and redraw the inseam and outseams. They say this is common for women with wide hips because unless we stand with our legs apart, the line of the fabric must bend inward, creating the lower half of a diamond between our hips and ankles. HTH.
Nancywin said... (3/27/07 9:43 AM) Reply
I think this is going to have to be a "practice" travel wardrobe since this fabric is such a bear. It will be perfect for here anyway since it gets so hot in the summer. Our trip to Hawaii is not until December, so I have plenty of time to do it again!
JuliaS said... (3/27/07 8:19 AM) Reply
You crack me up! :) I think it's very funny that the fabric you picked for your travel wardrobe wrinkles terribly. So sorry about that! Maybe it would be better suited to staying close to home where the iron lives...
mochalover said... (3/27/07 6:00 AM) Reply
Your pants look great. You have inspired me to try this pattern for myself.
Margie T said... (3/27/07 3:51 AM) Reply
Great looking pants. Excellent review-thank you.
RuthieSews said... (3/27/07 3:34 AM) Reply
The pants look great. Not sure if you really want them in your travel wardrobe if they wrinkle terribly. I try to wash and wear everything for trips before going and anything that crinkles or creases gets left at home.
ElsaD said... (3/27/07 0:30 AM) Reply
The pants look very good. Congratulations!
Kay Romo said... (3/27/07 0:20 AM) Reply
Just wondering if back crotch part of U needs to be hollowed out?
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