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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Burda Style 03/2012 - 126 Pants

I can't remember the last time I made pants (I would call them trousers, but pants is quicker to type!), but thanks to my hip/waist differential it is difficult for me to get a great fit in RTW so they really should feature more on my sewing list.

I picked this pattern because I really liked the interesting seaming on these - not that anyone can really see it here.  I was intending to make them cropped which is how I like to wear pants in the summer, but I liked how they looked at the longer length too and thought stuff it, I'll just roll them up when I want them shorter.



Close up of front seam detail


This pattern has no side seam but does have seams on the front and back leg so there is scope for adjusting the fit of the leg.  Actually I found these to be a pretty good fit as they were, except for one thing which should have been obvious to me...the waistband is straight when I really need a curved one.

However I had stupidly already attached and trimmed the waistband seam so I fudged it by putting a few tiny darts into the waistband and taking it in at the centre back where there is a seam.



Other than the waistband "fix" the other change was to leave off the front leg horizontal seams and back welt pockets out of sheer laziness really as I knew I'd never use them and they wouldn't show up anyhow.

My fabric is a lightweight denim with some stretch, really nice which is good because I have lots more of it left.

The instructions were surprisingly good, even the fly front instructions made sense!



These aren't perfect, there's a bit of extra fabric in the upper front that kind of puffs out when I sit down in them and I probably need to go down a size, but they are probably still a better fit than anything I can find in RTW so maybe there will be more pants popping up here in future.


















22 comments:

Nursebennett said...

They look very nice! It's very hot here, so pants/jeans aren't on my radar, but like you, I find the seaming interesting in these and jotted down the pattern number. I might be brave enough to try colored denim. :)

Amanda S. said...

Awesome on you! Perfect fit.

Nakisha said...

These are fantastic!

T. Sedai said...

Super cute! You should totally make more pants - they look amazing.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

very cute. I know just what you mean about the fit of pants - my sewing void....so many test pairs. I think I may have found one though, a Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern. But now I will have to try Burda. Anyway - I am happy for your pants success - send some my way :)

grayallday said...

I think the fit looks great! When you cuff them they still keep a nice shape in the leg. Nice work!

Sara said...

I love these! A great alternative to jeans, more chic, more interesting...

Sarah Liz said...

These look great on you. Very chic indeed, and a nice fit.

themateriallady said...

They look great on you - long and rolled equally chic. I love the seam details which make the whole thing 'special'.

Vicki said...

Looks perfect to me! Really cute pattern.

pendlestitches said...

These are fabulous! Good denim is so hard to find and these make a great alternative to regular jeans. Lovely!

beurreblanc said...

These look great on you. Nice fit too.
-sewingelle

Merche Martinez said...

Those are in my sewing list! I love the seam lines. Now that you´ve made them, and they look so good on you, I need them soon! Very good fit!

Nancy K said...

I love them! You didn't make a muslin and the fit is this good? Damn I'm jealous! I really like the cut of these; I'll have to give these a try!

Jenny said...

Wow, the fit looks great! Fantastic trousers!

handmadebychris said...

These look really cool! I've had them on my radar for a while - your version has pushed them a whole lot further along my queue. How high is the rise on them? They drawing looks quite high.

Levone said...

Great looking pants!

Audrey said...

They look really nice on you. It is hard to see the seaming though. I liked the style lines of these pants, but was a little puzzled by the dipping of the front waistline on the technical drawing. However in one of your pictures, it does look like it is way lower than the back. Hmm, not sure that would work for me.

Sharon said...

Very smart pants!

Kristy Chan said...

Great pants, it's a pity the seams aren't more noticeable because they are very interesting. I've been thinking about making a pair of these in a firm ponti, my first pair turned out great but the fabric grew after wearing them and sagged terribly!

Gail said...

Might have been a while but you haven't lost the knack. Perfectly cut and very stylish.

Tia Dia said...

These look terrific! I've long looked at that pattern and wanted to make it. You've inspired me!