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Reviewed by:Sue Parrott
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Posted on:6/5/14 11:06 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7250 by Sue Parrott

Burda: 7250 by Sue Parrott  Burda: 7250 by Sue Parrott  
Pattern Photo:Burda 7250
Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Burda doesn't give much of a description for this pattern other than semi-fitted. There is a view A and B. The only difference is that B has a stripe of other fabric, ribbon, or what have you down the outer leg seam. I choose view A. I used almost all of the 2.5 yards I purchased for this along with a zipper and some interfacing from my stash. Total cost, about $12.

I think my finished garment looks quite a bit like the pattern envelope. I did make a couple of changes which I will highlight below.

Likes/Dislikes:
Love the styling. The front pleats are different. The ankle length cuffed pants are darling, perfect for showcasing cute shoes! Had it no rained about 3 inches today, I would have worn my red heels or my dark python printed heels. The ground is so wet it started soaking into the neighbor's fence!

I like the fit of these pants. This finished garment was my wearable muslin. I made very few changes to the pattern straight out of the package. More on that later.

Dislikes: My only dislike is that the waist line is a little bigger than I'd like. I will remember that for next time.

Directions:
There are 25 steps to these pants including putting the ribbon/fabric trim on the outer seam. The fly is super easy and isn't a true fly but works great for this pattern. I know that many reviewers remark that Burda's directions are minimal, and they are, however I read through every word and found them to be clear, concise, and the visuals helpful. If you have some sewing experience, you can put these pants together with few, if any problems!

Modifications:
1. I lowered the waistline but about 1/2". I found it a little higher than I wanted.
2. I added a double-welt pocket on the left for aesthetics only. It is a true pocket and I doubt I will use it but I didn't want a plain back. My derriere is too flat for that! I used Thread's Sewing Guide for directions on adding a double-welt. They were perfect.
3. I stitched very close to the edge of the crease that runs length of the front. I avoid ironing as much as possible and I hope this helps.
4. I took the waistband in about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. It's still a little big, but since I will be wearing a belt with these, it's fine. I'll just remember for next time to reduce it some more.

Recommendations:
I enjoyed making these pants so much! I cut them out and put them together in about four hours. The zipper insert is super easy. I love the cute cuffs and the pleats are great. I think I am in love with my new pants and want a cute floral pair. I can see making these up in a wool for fall and in an adorable print or even plaid. I hope you'll try this pattern. I love it! And, DH gave his stamp of approval--always a plus!

Thanks for reading!
Sue
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liliv said...
I like the fit, the color, the length and all the details...lovely work.
6/6/14 6:40 AM
cleverkitty said...
I starred at this pattern in JoAnn's the other day trying to decide if I wanted to spend time tweaking another pants pattern, I do love making pants too, I walked away because no back pockets, (I have the same flat backside) I told myself I can add them but still not convinced. Now that I see yours and read your review I'm kicking myself over here :)
6/6/14 6:48 AM
supizoo said...
I am so glad you've reviewed this pattern. I've been eyeing off this pattern but always been concerned that the 'cuteness' of the envelope photo would not transpire to real life. Now I know it does and have put it on my 'must do now' list. Thanks for your super helpful review.
6/6/14 6:59 AM
grays08 said...
Wearable muslin - no way! These are sharp looking...very cute. I agree about Burda instructions too...they are concise, but I don't have an issue following them and even learn a thing or two sometimes from them. : ) Great job...it's always nice to have a great pant pattern.
6/6/14 9:17 AM
Barbara V said...
Looks like a "winner" pair of pants with nice fit and cute style.
6/6/14 10:26 AM
sunnycat said...
Beautiful! Thanks for the review
6/6/14 12:09 PM
FreyaStark said...
They look pretty good, better than a wearable muslin.
6/7/14 6:41 PM
BJ1400 said...
Another great pair of pants!
6/10/14 2:56 PM
madbadger said...
Very nice - and great fit!
6/17/14 7:14 PM
 
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