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Burda Trousers

Added Jun 18, 2014

by sourcedecay

Nowhere, Antarctica






I had about a yard of fabric left over after making my coat and I was trying to decide what to do with it. The fabric is a cotton twill weave with about 3% spandex and this pattern was perfect for it. I found the pattern while going through my US Winter 2014 BurdaStyle magazine and thought it would be a great place to start for my first pair of pants.

I cut a straight size 36 with the only alternation taking about 2 cm off the bottom (they are loooong!). Because this is my first pair of trousers, any fitting assistance is most welcome. As I was wearing the pants, I noticed there is a lot of extra fabric on the front from the crotch up to about the middle of the front. It is especially noticeable when I sit down and fabric pools in my lap. There is also some excess bagginess under my bum. I don’t think that it is all wearing/sitting ease and the pants became increasingly baggy in this area over the four or five days I wore them. If there is any way to eliminate these problems, I would be grateful! Thanks!

Material Notes

cotton with 3% spandex




Garment Type

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    Jun 20, 2014, 06.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    These are great! Congrats on being featured! ;)

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      Jun 20, 2014, 12.47 PMby sourcedecay

      Oh, thank you for letting me know!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 06.44 AMby Shira B

    It looks very nice on you and the color is beautiful! Lucky for me I have this issue because you made me wanna make them too..!. hope it will turn out like yours :)

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      Jun 19, 2014, 03.27 PMby sourcedecay

      This pattern was very simple and easy to follow. You should make them!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 06.06 AMby PennyMac

    I get drooping under the bum in RTW trousers. I have a flat bottom so I have to fold out1 to 1.5 inches from centre back seam horizontally , fading to nothing at the side seam (hope that makes sense. There’s a great tutorial here (4 parts, this is 1st)

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      Jun 20, 2014, 01.28 AMby sourcedecay

      Oh! That is really helpful. I’ll try that out. Thank you!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 08.04 PMby watatoe

    Aha! There they are! Your pants are just lovely! And they look so comfy, too!

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      Jun 18, 2014, 09.53 PMby sourcedecay

      Thank you! For a first attempt they came out pretty well.

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