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Corduroy Pants Doomed to Failure

Added Feb 16, 2012

by Gabe Scelta

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Based on a combo of the Burda 8186bur suit trousers and my last work pant project (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/work-bike-riding-pants). These came out great and the button fly really fit well. I added a green cuff lining to the bottom and green trim on the pockets.

Unfortunately, the fabric was not heavy weight enough for pants and the inner thigh / crotch area ripped as soon as I sat down. Sigh, it’s all a learning process I guess. I tried to patch it but it just got weird looking (weird bulgey crotch patch covered up the hole but didn’t help the look), and I don’t trust the fabric not to split in some kind of embarrassing public situation. So they’re not-for-going-out pants for now. Still, I like the way the cuffs and fly came out, so I’m posting it here as a reminder to think more about fabric weight and durability for something like this.

Material Notes

Corduroy that should have been much much heavier.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic
Corduroy, Cotton


Design & Production

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    Feb 17, 2012, 10.46 AMby JolJol

    If you use a flat fell seam on the crotch seam this should help with any further problems as it will reinforce this area which normally is a high stress area. Great job for a beginner

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      Feb 20, 2012, 11.09 PMby Gabe Scelta

      Thanks for the tip, I’ll try that next time.

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    Feb 17, 2012, 09.43 AMby jennyrecorder

    That is a seriously weird bulgy crotch!! You are so entertaining!!!

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