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BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-127A (Straight pants) - Type:Pants    printable version
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Reviewed by:kristylee
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Posted on:11/16/13 7:22 AM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-127A by kristylee

BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-127A by kristylee  BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-127A by kristylee  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Straight leg pants with zip fly and front pockets.

Pattern Sizing:
I used a size 38, and took in the waistline a little bit to stop it gaping at the back.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Mostly, although my pants turned out a lot baggier than the model's pants.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not really. They are Burda magazine instructions which are well known for being difficult and hard to understand. I couldn't follow their instructions for installing the fly zipper with shield at all, even though I've made plenty before.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the pocket pieces that extend to fly shield - it makes the inside neat and if you used a firm fabric also works as a tummy control panel too. I also really like that the centre back seam is sewn last after the waistband is sewn on, so that you can take in the centre back seam to fit snugly.

Fabric Used:
I used a linen cotton blend in a navy blue with yellow graphic print. The pattern calls for fabric with width wise or 4 way stretch fabric only, but my pants are ok using a non stretch woven - they aren't as slim fitting at the photo suggests. Although my fabric sagged out terribly after wearing them for a while, but that is just what linen-cotton will do eventually.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made no changes apart from taking in the centre back a little more to get a closer fit.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I will probably make another pair of these, maybe in a stretch fabric and I will narrow the pattern a bit to get it to look more like the pattern photo.

A simple well drafted pants pattern. More details at my blog
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dinagideon said...
Wonderful review! I had seen these and wondered if I should try them...after seeing you in your gorgeous pair, I say yes!!!
11/16/13 8:34 AM
annemie said...
Nice looking pants. I too find that Burda pants are much baggier than the picture and description suggests. The waist band looks interesting, will try that the next time.
11/16/13 8:35 AM
EleanorSews said...
Beautiful pants. Useful to know about the waist band and pocket construction. Those are significant and not typical for women's pants.
11/16/13 10:17 AM
grays08 said...
These are so cute! Thanks for the tips and insight, much appreciated since I had my eye on these. : )
11/16/13 11:10 AM
Vintage Joan said...
These are wonderful! Thanks for the great review.
11/16/13 3:12 PM
Elke said...
Great looking pants and they look pretty on you!
11/16/13 3:56 PM
velosewer said...
Love pants with pockets that extend to the fly shield.
11/16/13 6:25 PM
BeaJay said...
These look great on you. Very nice pants. Love the fabric.
11/17/13 2:00 AM
Levone said...
Great looking pants!
11/17/13 8:55 AM
christinawo said...
Your pants look great! Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm going to check out this pattern.
11/17/13 11:56 AM
cocosloft said...
So pretty, love your fabric, and the fit is wonderful! Thks for a good review and tips on the pattern.
11/18/13 4:16 AM
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