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Thousand Birds Pants

Added Dec 14, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






the pattern is a super easy one from May 2013 edition of Burda Style mag, pattern no. 117. like all my other sewing projects, i already bought this fabric which has cute bird print before i even knew what i wanted to make of it, so when this pattern came and i decided to make them from this fabric, it turned out that the fabric was like 20 cm too short.

so i had to make the inside pockets from another fabric. i used a similar fabric to the bird fabric i was using for the pants, which is polyester satin. for the drawstring, i used remnants of a cotton jersey fabric i bought years ago to make a t-shirt for my husband. i could’ve used the bird fabric for it, but i felt like it needed a different colour.

i like the result, though i should’ve probably loosen up the stitching a bit. since they’re too tight, if you see the pics more carefully, you can see that the sides of the pants are a bit crunched upwards.

Material Notes

total of about 1,4 m of polyester satin,
about 20 cm of cotton jersey for the drawstring,
about 10 cm of interfacing fabric.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Satin

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    Dec 18, 2013, 01.27 PMby Ivanamania

    I love this pajama style pants! great choice of fabric, as usual.

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      Dec 20, 2013, 08.13 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks! i just can’t wait to wear it next summer (too cold now in Finland). :D

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    Dec 14, 2013, 02.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very cool trousers! Great fabric choice ;-)

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      Dec 14, 2013, 07.20 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! i just love prints! :D

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    Dec 14, 2013, 01.09 PMby Mary Athey

    They look great on you and i love the top as well. Did you make it? I have a similiar top pattern in my stash. Fab outfit x

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      Dec 14, 2013, 01.18 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks again!

      no, i didn’t make the top, though it looks very simple to make. i bought it at a Swedish store called ‘& Other Stories’. i encourage to you make a similar top from your pattern, you would defo ace it! ;)

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