I haven’t really ventured too much into making pants; they always seem complicated to make. But, there’s only so long a girl can wear skinny jeans without feeling uncomfortable, so I thought I’d give these a shot:


I made these pants using this pattern from BurdaStyle and as you may or may not know, BurdaStyle patterns are a little complicated to follow.

I had made a pair of pants from McCalls a couple weeks before (coming soon on the blog!), so that helped me get familiar with understanding pattern pieces and construction. If I had not made those pants, I would have really struggled to put together this pair.

I also referred to Youtube to fully understand how to construct the fly/fly facing because frankly, it was kind of a waste of time even trying to desect the instructions.


  • I cut size 36, but should have cut the 34. Based on the 36…
  • Took in 0.5” on the outside and inside leg seams
  • Hemmed 1”, but would have preferred it to be 1” shorter.
  • Waistband was way too long! I lined it up with the front and back pant pieces, stitched them together and them trimmed the excess off.


This is a lightweight wool that I pulled from my mom’s stash. I pre-washed before cutting and good thing I did because it shrunk quite a bit. With little over 1m to use after washing, it took quite a bite of time to figure out how to fit all of the pattern pieces on this material.

Final Thoughts:

Great pants, not so great instructions. I’d only recommend this pattern to someone who already has an understanding of how to put together pants. Outside of that, I like how they turned out.


photos: D. Lau.


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  2. Hi I just found your blog and it’s fantastic! I’m sewing the BHL Alix dress for my daughter and I wanted to show her how it looked on a beautiful young person and Google sent me here. So thank you! Also, these trousers are the bomb.

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