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Shaped Boys Trousers in denim

Added Jan 23, 2014

by Sabra Gubler

Stp, United States






Denim trousers made using Burda Style pattern 10/2012 #149B for my 11 year old son for a look I was putting together for STYLO Magazine, a kid’s fashion-sewing emagazine. I stuck completely to pattern. The finished look and fit are very different from most pant patterns out there, which is what drew me to this pattern. They sketch on the pattern page makes the gusset look like a webbed-piece at the crotch. It actually looks very different worn. The gusset actually makes up the crotch of the pants. The way the pattern is designed, with a rounded leg, you need the gusset in there to accommodate a butt, and allow for full range of motion in the legs and hips. It doesn’t hang down at all like the line drawing seems to show. At least not when worn. I found the rounded legs to be fun, but they make the hems fall oddly, kind of pulling towards the inside. To work around this, my son rolls the hems on these pants. Rolling at an angle evens out the hem a bit. I love the exposed button-fly. Usually this is just on girl/women patterns, but I think it looks great and not at all feminine on these pants. All in all, a fun, unique pattern and my son seems to like them. OH! The waistband is also really narrow. My son thought it looked “girly”, so will only wear the pants with a belt because of this.

Excuse the wrestling shot, it’s the only one I got of the backside of the pants. As I said, the Shaped Trousers were part of a look I sewed for my son for a magazine feature. You can see the full feature at STYLO HERE My feature starts on page 84, but the whole magazine is amazing and there are other Burda patterns sewn in it. My blog post about it is

Material Notes

I used medium-weight denim and metal buttons.




Garment Type


My blog post
STYLO Winter


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