Monday, July 8, 2013

Floral pants from Burda 07/2008

My DD in her Burda pants from an old issue and Sorbetto top.

The line drawing.

The July 2008 issue.

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Taking advantage of the wide leg trend for pants, my DD came across a pattern she loved from an old Burda magazine issue. She and I are both short which makes wide leg pants tricky. This pattern sports a wide waist yoke and stitched down pleats. I added about an inch on the front pattern piece from the crotch point tapering to the knee.  I just cut the seam allowance line to the knee and pull the seam allowance out one inch at the crotch point.  This is a great adjustment for someone with a cylindrical body and heavy upper thighs.  The floral is rayon from Fabrique here in Plano.  It is heavenly.  The top is difficult to see in black. DD had me change the front of the Sorbetto to have a one inch window of lace fabric down the center and 2 small pleats on either side (4 pleats in all).  The black fabric is from the stash and it is a thin crinkly/crepey poly woven.  We have plans for more of these pants, they are just that cute in real life!                                                                                                                    

Hugs and smooches,