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pink cigarette pants

Added Jun 6, 2014

by lisa g

Northborough, Ma...






i used burda’s spring cigarette pants in a pink cotton/lycra sateen. i love a skinny legged pant and these looked perfect!

the waist is quite high on these pants so i lowered it by 1" in the back, 2" in the front. i lowered the back welt placement (and made real welts, not the faux as instructed), lowered the dart point and adjusted the front pocket pieces to reflect my lowered waistline. in the future i would probably lower everything by another 1/2". also, i swapped out the straight waistband for a curved waistband to avoid gaping in the back.

my size falls between the 40 and the 42, so i sewed up the 42. the fit through the hip is great, but they’re a little big in the waist. i’m more of a pear shape so i should have gone down a size there.

overall these are great pants and i love them!

for more info and loads of detail shots, please visit my blog! notes from a mad housewife

Material Notes

cotton/lycra sateen




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jun 9, 2014, 08.53 AMby mao14

    Wow, they look great

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    Jun 7, 2014, 08.37 PMby Bbtiny

    great pants. great color!

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    Jun 7, 2014, 01.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great pants Lisa and very nicey sewn! Love your blog too :-) I’ve made this in white and are very happy with them :)

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      Jun 7, 2014, 08.06 PMby lisa g

      thank you!

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      Jun 8, 2014, 07.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured! :)

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    Jun 7, 2014, 01.38 PMby surfjewels

    They look great.


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      Jun 7, 2014, 08.07 PMby lisa g

      thank you!

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    Jun 6, 2014, 10.21 PMby Mary Athey

    These are really lovely on you x

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      Jun 7, 2014, 08.07 PMby lisa g

      thank you!

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