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.
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.