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|Burda: 7447 (Misses Pants) - Type:Pants |
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|Reviewed by:||Fashionable Stitcher|
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|Posted on:||1/25/13 10:08 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.46 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Wool Crepe [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A fairly classic slightly tapered trouser featuring slant pockets, fly front, contoured waistband and back welt pockets.
I chose the envelope for sizes 8 - 20 and I'm a 14/16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did for the most part. I would swear that they used a stretch fabric for the version on the pattern envelope and I wanted to specifically make these pants for a non stretch. I picked it because the fabric suggestions did not mention a stretch fabric.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I don't think that Burda is really known for their good directions, but the guide sheet was adequate.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I picked this pattern soley for the features. It has a fly front - the kind of pants that I feel most comfortable in - back welt pockets, a great detail that I really love and a contoured waistband. The slant pockets didn't hurt anything either and actually they are something I didn't want to live without. I had also read in several places online that Burda has great pants pattern and I wanted to put these claims to the test. This pattern is very well drafted. The pieces go together easily and its a really great fit for my shape. I didn't have to make any of the adjustments and alterations that I normally have to make with the Big 4 patterns. These are roomier in the derriere and the inner thigh, both of which I always have to alter on Big 4 patterns. Overall its a pretty great pants pattern.
I've made two versions already and have a couple more planned out for this season. My first pair was in a coral wool crepe, fully lined in bemberg rayon and faced in cotton shirting. My second pair was made up in a bright red wool gabardine, fully lined in bemberg rayon and faced in cotton voile.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made only a few alterations to the pattern - something I consider just crazy!!! I lengthened the crotch depth a bit and took in the waist tapering to the hip.
As far as design changes, I made to my first pair in a cropped length, ditched the carriers and added a full lining - something learned from Easy Guide to Sewing Linings by Connie Long (available at Tauton.com as an e-book for a better value than the printed book). For my second pair I kept the cropped length, lining, added the carriers back on and also added a pocket flap to one of the back welt pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will most definitely sew it again - nothing beats a good pair of pants! I do highly recommend this pattern to others too. I think its a great basic sewing pattern, has really really good bones and is affordable.
For this pants pattern, I wanted to focus on using straight wovens - no stretch - so as to create a pattern that was specifically fitted for such purposes. This is a great pattern for that! You can see my first version here and my second version here.
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