Fly front pants with hip yoke pockets and wide waistband.
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.
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!