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, 

Claire

18 comments:

  1. Oooh! Your daughter is gorgeous and the clothes are lovely! The fabric for the trousers is very summery and I love seeing all the different types of Sorbetto's.

    A great oufit!

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    1. Thanks! She says it is still cool enough to wear. I think it is 100 degrees today. :(

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  2. Your daughter looks fabulous!

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  3. It certainly is a cute outfit.

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  4. Really well done. She looks great!

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  5. I love those pants. They look great on your daughter! That July issue is one of my favorites. My copy is all worn from the many times I've paged through it. Now you've got me wanting to try those pants!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I'm glad I'm not the only one that hangs onto her issues for a long time :)

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  6. What great pants! I always like this pattern - with the wide legs and wide waistband. This was my first issue of Burda - I only subscribed for about two years, but there's plenty of stuff I want to sew from those "old" issues.

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    1. How fun that this was your first issue! I subscribe on and off because I get overwhelmed by all my patterns (ha).

      Thanks!!
      Claire

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  7. The pants are gorgeous and she looks great in them! The fabric is really pretty and soft-looking. I'm short and I love wide leg pants too, so I know what you mean about wide leg pants being challenging to wear. On me, I'm often a hair's breath away from looking like I'm wearing pyjamas :)

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    1. Thanks! My daughter put these on with a very casual tank top to tutor my young nephews and they thought she was wearing pajamas. (ha) .

      Claire
      XXO

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  8. Great looking pants and cute daughter.

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  9. Those are so cute! Your daughter looks wonderful.

    You should definitely make a pair for you, if you haven't already!

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