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And Maria starts 2016 with a pair of pants!

Added Jan 16, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






So far I’ve been sewing everything as long as it doesn’t have two legs. I gave it a try end of last year for my nephew, bought fabric for myself and went for it as the first project in 2016.
I fell in love with these pants from the moment I saw them September 2014, and found the same fabric used by Burda on alfatex.de, but it was expensive, shipping was even more expensive, so I started looking for something else, until I found this beautiful (and let’s admit it, a lot more versatile when it comes to colors) stretch twill. It was decided. Thought a lot about what to make the belt of and in the end went for this shiny grey crushed velvet.
I didn’t make any changes to the original pattern, and I’m extremely happy with my first (and definitely not last) pair of pants!
Also now I feel happy about changing my skill level to intermediate :D

Material Notes

Stretch twill 100% cotton
Crushed velvelt 100% Polyester




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Romantic, Casual
Cotton, Velvet

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    Feb 6, 2016, 04.13 PMby SassyT

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    Jan 25, 2016, 04.54 AMby rita61

    Yours pants look awesome on you!!!!!! Neat fabric!!!! Like your skill level change :-) Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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      Jan 25, 2016, 05.52 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Rita. I love the fabric even more now after it turned into pants :)

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    Jan 21, 2016, 02.00 AMby sewing fanatic

    nice pants!

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    Jan 20, 2016, 03.27 PMby bellifontaine

    Nice trousers Maria! I remember these in the magazine but I have not come across the right fabric yet. Congrats on passing to intermediate level)) even though I think you have reached it long time ago!!

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      Jan 20, 2016, 03.33 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Ekaterina :) Nice of you to say so. Hope you find the right fabric for your version (I hope mine shrinks a bit in the wash as it’s now exhibiting jeans behavior…)

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    Jan 18, 2016, 02.50 PMby kisses

    Lovely…like the pants and the photos really capture the pants

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      Jan 18, 2016, 03.59 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    Jan 17, 2016, 06.28 PMby Beccki

    Great job they look fantastic on you, I love sewing (and wearing) trousers, i hope you’ll be sewing more :-)

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      Jan 18, 2016, 09.11 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) I’m already planning to make another pair in the summer, and there’s another pair I really like…we’ll see how many get made :D

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    Jan 17, 2016, 04.15 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome pants! You did a great job!

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      Jan 18, 2016, 09.10 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga :)

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    Jan 17, 2016, 01.49 PMby SurMesure

    These are really great pants! Funny yesterday I was doing a muslin of the blouse pattern that is pictured right besides the pants (in the mag) and I was seriously considering these pants more and more… Glad you posted them, I may give them a try!

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      Jan 18, 2016, 09.10 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you! I love this whole collection, looking forward to see your creations from it :)

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    Jan 17, 2016, 08.52 AMby Diana Costea

    No need to fear making trousers at all. These look fantastic!

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      Jan 18, 2016, 09.09 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Diana :) Happily wearing them to work today :)

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    Jan 16, 2016, 09.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fantastiske bukser! Ser kjempekule ut! :-)

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      Jan 17, 2016, 08.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    Jan 16, 2016, 08.41 PMby liliv-1

    Amazing pair of pants! Perfect from every point of view!

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      Jan 17, 2016, 08.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv. So nice comment

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    Jan 16, 2016, 08.40 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Thanks for posting this, it made me totally change my mind about this pattern! It’s fantastic! But aren’t you freezing in the snow with that delicate shirt?

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      Jan 17, 2016, 08.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida! I am freezing but that’s why I’m only 5 steps away from my front door and that’s also why the photo shoot took like 3 minutes :D

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    Jan 16, 2016, 07.58 PMby chula123

    absolutely fabulous Maria! And I love the belt, how cool is that? Well done, congratulations and fave fun with your next pair :-)) cool pictures too!

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      Jan 17, 2016, 08.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula! What a nice comment :)

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    Jan 16, 2016, 06.58 PMby SueMH

    Great pants Maria. The floral fabric is really nice to. Good job and the first of many more pants!

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      Jan 16, 2016, 07.00 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :) I already have another pair on the to-do list for the summer :)

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    Jan 16, 2016, 06.16 PMby Mary Athey

    These are lovely on you and great photos as well x

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      Jan 16, 2016, 07.00 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :) My husband succeeded with the photos :)

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