Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Finished: BPF FW-2006-402B

My change in employment status necessitates a change in my work wardrobe.  I've always worn pants to work, but I tried to wear less casual career pants – at least once in a while.  Now, since I'll be crawling on the floor with toddlers and preschoolers, my uniform will be strictly casual.  With a few changes, #402 from the Fall/Winter 2006 issue of Burda Plus Fashion made up into Dockers-style pants I was looking for.

Burda Plus Fashion FW-06-402
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Pattern Description:
Fly front, side pocket pants.

Pattern Sizing:
European plus size range;  44 - 52

Were the instructions easy to follow?
These are very basic fly front, side pocket pants.  I really didn't need the instructions.  It is a Burda magazine pattern so problem instructions are a given.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
My intention was to knock-off Dockers.  Other people knock-off expensive designer fashions.  I knock-off Dockers.  How pathetic is that?  I like this pattern because it had the basic bones of a pair of Dockers.  All I needed to add were pockets.

Fabric Used:
Cotton twill, perfect for the type of pants I wanted.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added double welt pockets to the back so the pants would look more like Dockers.  I used the instructions for double welt pockets from Pants for Real People.  I get good results when I follow those directions carefully.

Would you sew it again? 
I do plan to sew these pants again. They will be my new "uniform".   The next pair might have single welt pockets in the back, also using the instructions from Pants for Real People.  There is a welt pocket treatment in the August/September 2012 of Threads that I might try the next time I use this pattern.

I plan to make a one or two more pairs of Docker knock-offs using this pattern.   And that will be the extent of my work wardrobe.  Semi-retirement is fantastic!


  1. Fantastic pants,the welt pocket is perfect. These will be perfect for work.

  2. Your double welt pockets came out very professional looking. Good job on a nice pair of pants.

  3. The pants look great! It is good to be retired and still fit enough to crawl around on the floor!

    1. I don't crawl very gracefully or very fast! ; )

  4. You've done an excellent job. I am inspired to buy this pattern and make this pair of pants for a gentleman who wants me to make him a suit. He has mentioned it to me for years. He even said don't worry about how much it costs. :D) WOW!!! I'd better get busy.

  5. Beautiful double welt and great looking pants.

  6. I'm thoroughly impressed with those welts! Every time I try to make one of those neat little tabs, it ends up looking like I sewed it when I was drunk! I think it's time I bought a copy of Real Pants for Real People!

  7. Your welt pockets are gorgeous!

  8. Nice job on the welt pockets. Gorgeous.

  9. "My intention was to knock-off Dockers. Other people knock-off expensive designer fashions. I knock-off Dockers. How pathetic is that?"

    Sounds exactly like something I would do. With the exception of welt pockets. Those pockets are freaking amazing. I think I might hate you just a little for being able to make those. Just a little. 8-D