Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finished: Burda 7669

Pattern Description:
Fly front pants with hip yoke pockets and wide waistband.

Pattern Sizing:
European 44-60

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
yes, very much

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were easy to follow. Burda envelope patterns are much easier to understand than Burda Style patterns from the magazine. The drawings make all the difference.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the waistband. It's wider than normal, but doesn't look like something from another decade. Of course, I never wear a top tucked in or cropped, (me in a cropped top - how frightening) so no one will ever see the waist band.

Fabric Used:
I'm not sure what the fabric is. It looks like seersucker, but without the puckers. It's lightweight with enough body for pants. I used the same fabric for my recent BWOF capris, and it was very easy to sew.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I added width to the thighs using Nancy Zieman's Pattern Fitting with Confidence. I should have increased the crotch depth to raise the waist. These two pattern alterations need to be a permanent part of my alteration arsenal. I added an underlap to the fly. BWOF's (Burda Style's) always use fly underlaps, yet the envelope patterns rarely do.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
These pants were relatively quick to make. I like the capris included, but I doubt I'll get to them before the end of summer.

As is my habit, I planned to sew a top to wear with these pants. The fabric was a tan knit just about the same color as the tan stripe in the pants fabric. But together, it was just too blah and boring - even for me!


  1. You've achieved a great fit. No mean feat in pants!

  2. Gosh, you have the whole pant thing down perfectly! I am so jealous. You look fabulous!

  3. I wonder if you found the fit of these pants different than the Big Four?

  4. Those pants came out amazing!

  5. You're very funny. The pants look perfect for summer. I never get to all I plan for summer either. I always think that it is much longer than it actually is. Wishful thinking I guess.

  6. These are great pants. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Those are nice pants. Have you sewn them before? I agree they need something colorful on top.

  8. So nice - the fit, the cut, the color. Perfect for summer. You remind me I need to sew some basic pants, soon!

  9. Your new pants look fabulous on you - I think you have a winner!

  10. Looks like a great fit and they look comfortable as well. Thanks for your post earlier. Yes, we do share things other than sewing--which I think is great. Blogging has been a very good experience for me as I am sure it has been for you, too. Cheers!

  11. Your pants look wonderful on you. The fabric sounds very comfortable for these
    hot summer days :)

  12. Yours look better than the pattern envelop. I was hesitating, but now will make a pair! Thanks!