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BurdaStyle Magazine: 07-2010-104 by Elizabeth made this
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description: skinny pants with 2 piece back and optional zippers for decoration in the side seams

Pattern Sizing:34-44

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the two-piece back. I was hoping it would allow me to correct my flat backside relatively easily, but the seam doesn't extend far enough towards CB to make that realistic. Still, I think it's a good look.

I could pass on the height of the rise. On my frame low-rise is regular, so these would pass for high-rise on me. Oh, how I hate extra fabric around my navel.

Fabric Used: orchid stretch cotton twill that unfortunately wrinkles when you even dare to bend your will towards it. I forgive it because of the color.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used this pattern as a base to add some hand embroidery on the inseams wrapping around to the front and the back. My design is more or less triangular running from the knee of the inseam down around to the front and down around towards the back. I was going for an abstract aster design. As I started drawing out a design, it quickly became obvious that a random pattern just looked a little off, so using my sewing room window as a light box, I repeated my pattern. It's not a perfect repeat, but the spacing and the designs are close to that.
embroidery detail

The pattern is the same as model 103, but the grain for the waistband is different between the two patterns. I couldn't figure out why you would want a straight vs. cross grain cut waistband. I understand that one stretches more than the other, but the patterns are identical and they call for the same type of fabric. What were you thinking Burda? My friend Linda proposed that perhaps you could cut one straight grain and one cross grain waistband just like you would in a bra. I tell you what, with the grain going in opposite directions, that waistband is going NOWHERE. This is by far the most stable waistband I've ever made--stable without adding the interfacing which I find abhorrent in waistbands. And, the contoured pieces add even more shaping.

The pattern also has slot pockets which I opted out of in favor of traditional jeans pockets as I feel rather exposed without them.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I really love the leg shaping on this pattern, but I will probably merge it with another pattern with a lower rise the next time I get it in my head to make a pair of skinny jeans.

Conclusion: Yay for colored denim. More on my blog.
Elizabeth Made This: Orchid Embroidered Inseam Jeans

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Chempac said... (2/26/14 10:37 AM) Reply
Embroidery detail really looks good.
KensingtonCrab said... (2/20/14 8:21 AM) Reply
Very pretty pants!
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