Thursday, August 4, 2011

Burda Pattern Review 7447

Pattern Review


Pattern Description: Straight leg trousers with side seam and back welt pockets.

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 20. The size I made was 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Surprisingly so. I was very excited that the fit was good and that I did not have to make any major changes to the pattern

Were the instructions easy to follow? Somewhat, I did have to rework the welted pockets and although the back waistband pattern called for 4 pieces and the front waist for 2, the instructions did not specifically use the all 4 back waistband piece.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how the Burda pants fit

Fabric Used: Striped polyester gabardine blend

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The waist was to large, but the hips fit perfect. Tapered 1 5/8 inches down from the top of the waist band to the center back seam.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan on sewing another pair or two of these pants.

Conclusion: The pattern was of average difficulty and gave me a good introduction into working with a fly front and welted back pockets, and although I had a slight mishap with the seam ripper, I like how the welted pockets turned out. It is the overall look of the fly front and classic style of the design that I would recommend this pattern to anyone that enjoys the comfort and style of wearing jeans, this pattern could be a great alternative trouser in any wardrobe.

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