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8 January

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    Jan 8, 2008, 08.09 PMby emilykate

    Hi there Baerbelborn, thanks for your comment on my pattern! I think they should fit 40, but I thought of a suggestion- maybe make the waistband just 1-2cm longer so it’s not so snug. Please let me know how you like the pattern if you do go ahead and make it, and of course, post pics :o)

26 December

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    Dec 26, 2007, 09.43 AMby baerbelborn

    Thanks for your advice, Nehmah! I know the burdamode site very well, but I try to prefer the free patterns here, because I want to invite my german sewing friends to try burdastyle. I own like over 200 Burdamoden magazines since the 60s, and collect all I can get. The Burda pants never fit my body. I have to make a lot altering every time. Thats why I want to try the pants on burdastyle. The fashion of the low waist came with the millenium and I really hate it, lol, but most young girls love it (no love handles here, lol). I will try to higher the waist of the pants patterns here, and make some pics. maybe in Spring, hopefully. Thanks for your help and lets see what we can do. Baerbel

22 December

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    Dec 22, 2007, 10.21 AMby nehmah

    If you are still hunting for a trouser pattern with a waistband: go to burdamode.com; in the colour trends for the current issue, look at the technical drawing for 118_B, trousers. The line drawing is quite similar to one or two of the pants patterns that have been posted here, but with an added waistband. Hope it gives you an idea or two. Nehmah

15 December

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    Dec 15, 2007, 02.22 PMby marmota-b

    Welcome back!

14 December

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    Dec 14, 2007, 07.30 PMby nehmah

    Good afternoon, Baerelborn; I’ve been thinking about your love handles. I have the same feature. Do I ever! So, I decided to play my version of paper dolls. 1. Open up any pants/trouser/shorts pattern; locate the layout page; print out two of that page*. 2. Cut out the front, back, and facing pieces, a yoke if there is one, and any pocket assembly that is part of the upper front of the garment. 3. Lay aside the facing pieces. Tape all other parts of the front together, do the same for the back. Lay the assembled front and back on ruled paper side by side (to keep them aligned.) Place the facings on top of the appropriate piece & tape down. Not on the wrong/under side where it would be sewn but on the outside of the pattern piece, lapping the lower seamline of the facing on top of the upper seamline for the pants. This should raise the waistline pretty close where you want it. Straighten pattern edge. 4. Use any waistband pattern piece from a skirt or trouser that is comfortable. You don’t need it until you layout the pattern for cutting. 5. Here is the sticky part. A. You need to move the front pockets up to keep them in the correct place for the design. Place a second set of the pocket pattern pieces (see below) up to the new waistline seam; tape down. B. Cut the zipper fly assembly loose, redraw to the longer length and slide it up the same way as the pocket to the new waistline; tape down. Even the outer edges of the pattern. Note the additional length for your zipper. You have now added enough extra length & a waistband to reach the measurements of regular pants. Once you are comfortable with the look, print out your pattern, cut the new upper waistline using the mini-pattern as a guide. Try them as Bermuda shorts in muslin just in case…. I hope this will be of some use to you. As I said when I was married “for better or worse” Cordially, Nehmah *It is a good idea to print out two of this page, you will need at least two sets of pockets pieces and fly pieces as the first are taped down to the front pattern piece. It’s not as good as a sloper but will save time and muslin until you get a better idea of what you want to do.

12 December

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    Dec 12, 2007, 05.20 PMby nora

    Well, welcome back, we’re happy you here again! Keep on painting:)

7 December

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    Dec 7, 2007, 06.22 AMby baerbelborn

    Oh, new (?) feature. haven´t been here for a while, how dumb..lol. Now I paint my wall.

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