Friday, April 20, 2012

Burda 125-10-2009 - I think I am on to a winner!


I had the help of Steph. She drafted up a pants block and showed me how to tweak it to produce a better pants pattern. Let’s just say she was very patient in dealing with me. I can certainly recommend her pants block service. Just don’t be like me and jump to the wrong conclusion. It will certainly not help with the email communication.


I chose this pattern because it worked well with the requirements of Steph’s simple pants pattern. My usual pants patterns have yoke/waistband. But then agin, the Jalie patterns I use have a straight waistband so this is like the best of my favourite patterns. I had to change the waistband to a curved on when I tried on the pants with the waistband. There was just too much ease there and it was not a good look.

My main issue with fitting pants was the rear view. There was always these lines under the butt. Not a great look. These are gone with the adjustments that I had to make.Woohoo. It is a little baggy back there, but I put that down to using a very stretchy wool blend fabric. I had no idea how much stretch there was when I selected the fabric to use for the first-after-fitting-the-muslin. I had to take in the waist significantly because of the stretch factor.

 These pants are so comfortable. I can't wait to wear them to work.

7 comments:

  1. They fit you perfectly! I've been thinking about getting a pants block through Steph, I really like the idea of using a block to work from and it seems to have worked well for you!

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  2. These look absolutely fabulous! I'm so pleased with your new pants, looks like the work we did paid off. :) I'll be smiling all day now. :D

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  3. They look great!

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  4. Your pants look great. The fit looks good. Such an easy to wear style. They also look great paired with all that red.

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  5. oooh they look great and the fit of the back is perfect! I'm even more looking forward to working with StephC, I've just received my pants block :)

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  6. What a fantastic looking pair of pants!

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  7. Excellent fit! No wrinkles anywhere! I'm sure it'll be very satisfying to apply your changes to other trouser patterns now.

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