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Electric Blue Pencil Pants

Added Apr 5, 2013

by balllisaann

Seattle, Washing...






Okay, they’re Royal Blue, but they are brighter than the navy blue I usually wear. I like that these pants don’t have a waistband.

Even though the pattern looks really easy, it took days and days and days to get the fitting half-way right. It is a lot harder to have a fitted look on a solid color (versus a print) that will show every shadow, pull and wrinkle.

I hope this is the last BurdaStyle pattern I buy, seam allowance not included! The pants ended up much shorter than I’d hoped because during a fit of fitting, I shortened the hem to the seam line, forgetting to include seam allowance. And I know it should be easy to trace a seam allowance, but when re-fitting over and over, one starts to lose their mind.

Variation: BurdaStyle has the zipper in the front, but I couldn’t figure out how to put the flap in, so I put the zipper on the left side and prefer that much more!

Material Notes

Fashion Bottomweight- 7 oz Stretch Denim Royal Fabric: http://www.joann.com/fashion-bottomweight-7-oz-stretch-denim-royal-fabric/zprd_11816170a/ $8.99 per yard




Garment Type

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    Apr 6, 2013, 08.16 AMby liliv-1

    This color is fantastic! (and the length is just right in my opinion)

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    Apr 5, 2013, 07.46 AMby Mary Athey

    i think it was worth all the hassle as they’re lovely on you. the colours fab as well. would yoi use this pattern.again though? i’ve been looking at it as i want to make some cropped ones for summer x

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      Apr 6, 2013, 03.05 PMby balllisaann

      Good question. After I made my first pair I spent a lot of time looking through pattern books trying to find a better pattern. These were the only pencil-ish pants specifically for stretch denim type fabrics, and without a waistband. Couldn’t find a better pattern, so went back to BurdaStyles.

      If you’re good with fitting it could be a great pattern. After taking side/inside/crotch seams in and out I began to mistrust thier darts.

      This patten also makes the Leather Biker Pants: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/leather-biker-pants-032013

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      Apr 6, 2013, 05.13 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, i’ll try them out x

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