Added Nov 16, 2010
London, United K...
Another installment from my Marilyn pattern variation series; a cross between Thai fish pants, serouel and tailored trousers. Easy pull on and off without button nor zipper. I only walked 500 metres wearing them so I won’t garantee they will sit neatly in place around the waist. I will sew snap fasteners inside the pleat to add extra ‘security’ (the pants down business). Anyway, they won’t go any further my hips unless someone pulls real hard!. I tried to figured out how Anne Valrie Hash trousers were constructed from a picture found in a magazine (Grazia, February 2010). I started with the template I previously used for Triptych 1/3 (Drape Drape 1- pattern 1). While completing the garment, Burdamagazine published an interesting pattern: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/082010-trousers-with-front-pleat, which construction is cunning. It could have spared me some time in the making. I am planning to adjust my pattern accordingly: for instance widening the legs. Also, the waist curve might scoop too much, and it is also slightly too high. The side pockets are too narrow to slip my hand-room for improvement! In my opinion, the whole garment could gain sophistication if the pleat section was only wrapping the hip rather than ‘diving’ along the leg. I will further my adjustments using heavy duty corduroy this time and cut oversized button holes at waist level to accommodate a belt. I like manageable and sturdy fabric. This gabardine creases like hell and this colour is really unpractical (stain magnet). The first picture might be blurry but I couldn’t face going through another ironing endeavour nor another self timer/ tripod photo-shoot session….gggrrrrrhhh! Gabardine has obviously put my patience to the test!
See Meg's picks and get them at a special price with an extra discount for Black Friday
Sewing & Techniques
See how Meg made this edgy dress using the Janome Artistic Edge Digital Cutter!
No need to go outside… spend the morning in dolled up in this collection of vintage style pajamas.
BurdaStyle Magazine US
Get an inside look at the patterns from the first 4 issues of BurdaStyle US
As an early special Black Friday promotion you can now enroll in the course ($80 value) for $49.99!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.