Added Jun 8, 2010
Salt Lake City, ...
I’ve been hankering for a pair of denim slacks that I could wear to work and this Bella pattern fit the bill. The style is so flirty and fun and I love the wide leg and button-up detail. I was hesitant, at first, about the high waisted look. Didn’t know if I could really pull it off. However, this ended up being one of the best features of the pants. I love the way my waist looks cinched in and thin giving me more of that hourglass shape that I normally don’t have.
These ended up running very large on me. I went down two sizes and still had to take in each side seam a 1/2 inch. I’m definitely glad I made a toile.
I added a few finishing touches just for my own enjoyment. I gave the pocket lining and the waistband facing a sprucing with some lovely printed cotton fabric. I think this makes a garment such a treat to wear! I also spiced things up with those bright red buttons, which seemed only fitting for denim. Overall, I love this pattern and will most likely sew it up again come Fall!
For more about these slacks, visit my blog.
denim, denim topstitching thread, buttons, contrasting printed cotton
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 2
Get all 11 of these retro inspired patterns for one low price!
Pattern of the Week
Hippie meets grunge in this plaid top with flared sleeves and a round neckline.
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.