Saturday, July 07, 2012

Blue burda pants

Wednesday was my only free day this week and I made full use of being at home to sew these pants. The pattern is the pants pattern from the 1/2009 edition of Burda Easy Fashion magazine. 

I was inspired to sew these blue pants after seeing a pair of green pants on the Mod Cloth website. Seeing as my Winter staple consists of grey and black pants, these blue ones are quite a leap forward for me. I think they will be fun to wear on a bleak Winter’s morning.
I used the pants block drafted by Steph  to alter the pattern. The alterations are so easy to do and the fit makes the pants fit spot on. I am not sure if I overdid the crotch by scooping it out some more but the fit is very comfortable and I like what I see when I look in the mirror.

I have also taken inspiration from the Colette blog  (Are your clothes made to last, How to sew a blind hem ). I blind hemmed my pants as per usual but I turned the hem under for a cleaner finish. Normally I have my overlocking showing inside. When I was sewing the pants, I also was extra mindful about finishing it as well as I could to ensure long life and staying power in my wardrobe.

This is the last weekend of my holidays. I want to work on making an outfit for the boy for a costume party coming up. And I want to dye some silk knit fabric. I have to spend some time thinking about what else I could make in the next few weeks. That is one of my favourite things to do.


  1. Love the colour - they look great on you! The silk dying sounds really interesting, would love to see some photos of it - I've only ever dyed cotton fabrics

  2. They look great... really good fit. The colour looks fantastic also. No wonder you are happy with them.

  3. Your blue trousers look really great! It is so nice to have a bright and interesting colour to choose from :)

  4. Great job! These look like they fit very well and I love the bold blue color you chose.


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