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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 03-2011-140 (140-032011-DL (Crêpe Pants)) - Type:Plus |
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|Posted on:||2/10/13 12:29 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
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Straight cut crêpe pants. Has elastic on hem and a pocket on one leg.
(My review is based on the German edition.)
My waist was a 50 and my hip between 50 and 52, so I choose a 50, because I thought the leg would be wide enough. I haven't sewn burda pants for maybe ten years and my experience of the last years (based on big 4 pattern) was that I would get away with it.
Result is they are tighter than planned. My mistake.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except mine are a bit too tight....
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Well, they were Burda. So they are precise, but you have to follow them down to the last comma.
I had some problems to understand the patch pocket, but once I had my hands on the fabric it turned out fine.
I did the zipper as I always do, ignoring the instruction and the elastic that is added at the back of the waist I attached to the inner waist band before attaching the waistband to the pants.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the hem and the pocket, because I wanted something not just plain pants. Different from what I can buy and different from what I already have.
It's a woolen-blend crêpe I've purchased at Hüko Stoffe in Berlin. Love the fabric, has the good qualities of wool, but is machine washable and doesn't wrinkel that easily.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Since it was so long that I had sewn a Burda pant I did not make any pattern alterations. Which was basically okay, except that a size 52 would have been better.
Design changes were minimal:
- I installed a micropiping on the hip pockets.
- I installend a lining (down to knee level).
- I removed the dart from the "lower" pocket piece because I did not want to stack darts at the same position and I've lengthened that piece to go to the middle of the front.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I am not sewing a lot of pants and I don't like to repeat design details, so I will probably not sew the same pattern again, but I would recommend it.
It has nice and fashionable details (which is not so easy for plus size pattern) without looking ridiculous or adding bulk.
Choosing the wrong size was my wrong judgement, not burdas fault.
Even though it is too tight I will wear it. I feels more comfortable than it looks, I normally wear longer tops anyhow and... whatever I buy fits worse. So the choice is easy. (Plus I have not lost the hope that the "winter fat" will be gone in some weeks which should improve the situation. Because when I cut the fabric it wasn't there yet...
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