Burda Style Trousers 02-2015 #132

Like I said before, I love to challenge myself. So along with some other sewing challenges, I added my self to the Burda challenge where you make something from the magazine for that month each month. This time around, I chose these pants. The only “problem” is that this was a “plus-size” pattern. Well, Burda’s plus size isn’t that much different from my regular size, so I thought I’d give it a try. I traced the pattern but did not add any seam allowance.

I made a muslin and decided it needed a center back seam adjustment, so I added 1 inch there. I used a regular 5/8 inch seam allowance when sewing.



They do have a loose fit (they’re supposed to). I could take in the front crotch area a little bit next time. But overall, I’m very pleased.

 
I usually see things in the magazine that I would like to try, but I never have the nerve to give it a shot. So this has helped me overcome some of my “fears”!
 
I also like the pocket detail of these pants. Functional side pockets and gusseted pockets just add a little more style to an elastic-waist pant.
 
 



By the way, I only have the shirt tucked in so you can see the details on the pants. Otherwise, I would not wear it this way.

Ahh, that’s more like it!

One thought on “Burda Style Trousers 02-2015 #132

  1. I love these on you. I plan to make the same pants this weekend. I was thinking of omitting the side pockets but I really like your pants with the side pockets. You're right , these are very elegant elastic waist pants. Burda has come through with another great pattern again. This Burda sewing challenge is really keeping me on track with sewing.

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