Nautical by Nature: Sailor Pants for Her

Added Nov 1, 2010

By burdastyle

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Remember the Bella trousers we featured in 2008? Well, they have gotten a makeover and we’re loving their Navy nautical flare, thanks to our power member AnaJan. Ana took the 6 button closures in front and divided them three and three on either side of center front, while creating a proper sailor’s front “flap” opening. The front pleats were removed for a sleeker silhouette, as well as the back pockets.

Paired with a striped top the look is sophisticated and fun. You can try this variation in wool like Ana did, or denim (striped like a railroad conductor) or men’s suiting (how about plaid) would also work.

Which do you like better? Before or After?

Material Notes

• Bella pants pattern
• Tracing paper
• Scissors
• Ruler, pen
• Cello tape

2 1/2 yards (2 2-2.20 metres) navy wool, 6 buttons, interfacing

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Classic
Material
Denim, Suiting, Wool

Credits

Creator of Variation
Photographer
Creative Director of Featured Projects

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    Feb 19, 2011, 04.45 PMby angiegreen

    Thank you so much! I just made these pants (with the sailor adjustment – exactly as written), and they are the most flattering pants I’ve ever owned. Thank you – thank you – thank you!

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      Feb 19, 2011, 06.33 PMby anajan

      Hi Angie, you’re welcome! I’m so glad my tutorial was helpful :-). Please post the pictures of your lovely pants, it would be great to see them.

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    Jan 26, 2011, 10.01 PMby shelai

    Wonderful adaptation. I’m going to try it on my other pants.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 03.01 PMby karin graves

    Wow super pants ! Tremendous job and skill.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 03.16 PMby fullertonregan

    Love it! I wanted to make these pants but had my hesitations. I think this version will definitely push me over the edge to make these!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 07.49 AMby fosteretalk

    All I can is WOW!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.39 AMby kelerabeus

    Ana, pantalone su divne i izgledaju bolje od originala! Da ne znam koji je kroj u pitanju ne bih ni pretpostavila da je reč o varijaciji, stvarno si odradila dobar posao. I slike su prelepe, izgleda kao da je proleće stiglo u Beograd! :)

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    Nov 4, 2010, 08.01 AMby zuzsa-haag

    I liked bella before, but now I give it a try in any case !

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    Nov 3, 2010, 07.46 PMby Neda Matovic

    Wonderful combination, it reminds me of a lady in a series that is very popular in my country, we would call it Andjelka’s style. All praise. PS Is there Serbian flag on the first picture?

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    Nov 3, 2010, 07.37 PMby toril

    AnaJan’s version is more flattering for different body types.

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    Nov 3, 2010, 02.19 PMby magdamagda

    AnaJan’s changes give a total new look to this pattern! Awsome!
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    Nov 3, 2010, 08.01 AMby janeybeasley

    I do like both but I think the after might suit my figure type a bit better so thanks for the inspiration

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    Nov 3, 2010, 08.01 AMby janeybeasley

    I do like both but I think the after might suit my figure type a bit better so thanks for the inspiration

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    Nov 3, 2010, 03.15 AMby nadia42

    Wow it looks great!! Nice work :):)

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    Nov 3, 2010, 01.21 AMby elisabethdavis

    I like the after!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 10.35 PMby sewtessuti

    like this version much better.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 09.13 PMby stephiaffi

    Love your pants! They are great! and thanks for the tutorial.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 06.54 PMby calendar

    wow i love it! u are so talented AnaJan. I really did not like the original version, but I loveee this one!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 01.23 AMby reneebies

    This is the first time I’ve liked a bella. Looks really great.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 12.47 AMby sophie11

    AnaJan, These are great and so much nicer than the original!! And i like the idea of the lower waist (I already have long legs and a comparitvely short torso!) as it may even suit me!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 06.57 PMby sparkledonkey

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, AnaJan! I’ve wanted to make a similar version of Bella, and you’ve completely taken out the guesswork and frustration.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 06.25 PMby ghainskom

    Good Job, Ana! Love the combination. That top could be a Lydia!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 04.18 PMby carottesauvage

    A classic! more flattering than the original indeed!You have lowered the waist, haven t you?

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      Nov 1, 2010, 04.19 PMby alisondahl

      Your striking version is featured in the related article too.

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      Nov 1, 2010, 04.21 PMby anajan

      Thanks Helene! Yeah, I had to – I looked really weird and short torzoed with the high waist. I think I cropped the top of the waist by 3.5cm. However, the instructions are illustrated with the original waist height.

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      Nov 1, 2010, 04.24 PMby carottesauvage

      Thanks Alison,! I haven t had the time to check the whole feature yet! Waist high or low the pattern is timeless!

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