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Burda 8488 Trousers

Added Nov 24, 2011

by TheOldOneTwo

Portland, Oregon...






My first pair of trousers! Made from a very flowy denim-colored fabric that I got on clearance at Fabric Depot. The ladies working there had no clue what kind of fabric it was, and the bolt did not indicate, either. So! It’s a mystery fabric.

I was originally going to make the “bib” on the front, but I realized that, while it looks great on others, I would just be too self-conscious with it (pentagons on my crotch-area— no thanks).

I simply made a faux waistband instead, and I used some fun buttons from my grandma’s old stash.

I do like the fit! I wish the waist was a bit higher, though. The pantlegs are WIIIIDE, and I am worried they make my short, stubby legs look like Gumby’s.

That said, I would gladly use this pattern again, with some slight modifications. It sewed up very quickly, even with my token, silly mistakes.

Material Notes

mystery fabric! vintage buttons! Oh my!




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.42 PMby happyfeet

    Nice trousers

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.27 AMby TheOldOneTwo

    Hahaha, thank you! You’ve given me enough confidence to wear them in public, now :)

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    Nov 25, 2011, 11.35 AMby mixtlii

    They look so cool!!! And also, small & wide pants loving … ^^

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    Nov 24, 2011, 10.18 AMby marnieann

    Me too (am short, like wide pants…and well yeah Gumby is ok with me). So I reckon the pants look super! Good job.

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.58 AMby TheOldOneTwo

    Thanks so much!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.30 AMby jennyrecorder

    I’m short too and love wide pants…and I LOVE Gumby!! Great job, they look lovely on you :)

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