Monday, September 8, 2014

Burda 5/2013 Pants

This summer has involved a lot more fitting and learning about fitting than actual sewing.  Well, I have cranked out some T-shirts and a few Magic Pencil Skirts that I didn't blog about.  

Anyway, before cutting into any of the gorgeous linen I brought back from Hong Kong, I want to give myself the best chance for a successful garment as possible.  Of course, the patterns that I was itching to use were all on the other side of the world.

So, I defaulted to my short stack of Burda Style magazines I have here in UB and downloaded a few patterns, too.  I have to say, the Burda Style pants I started with fit pretty darn good with the first muslin!  So, I made them up in the light gray bottom weight linen. Very soft.

And!  I learned how to make a flat seat adjustment!  About time.  This opens up a whole new world of pant options.  This in addition to my existing plan of simply covering my behind with longer shirts.  While on the subject of pants, I have decided that I am ready for more elastic.  And why not?  It's not like I would be caught dead tucking my shirt in anyway.  I'm finding that my lifelong love affair with jeans, is, well, fading.  Not the look I'm going for and not so comfortable.  Whew.  Feels good to get it out.

So, Burda Style 5/2013 117 A was a great place to start.  In linen.

I bound the hem & waist edges with the same lightweight cotton that I used for the pocket lining.
My best-ever pant behind.  Trust me.

 The pattern called for a drawstring, but I replaced it with soft elastic.  
Definite keeper pattern :)