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Pleated trousers - getting ready for summer

Added Apr 17, 2019

by evazeman88

Eindhoven, Nethe...






I wanted to challenge myself and try making a pair of trousers for summer, from a linen material. After browsing Burda website for a while, I decided to pick this pleated culottes pattern, and make it a little longer.

I have to say upfront, I don’t recommend using the pattern instructions included. These are one of the most poorly written pattern instructions, I’ve ever read. After reading half way through, the instructions get so confusing, that I just was not able to continue following them although I think of myself as quite an intelligent person. So I finished the sewing just based my previous experience with other patterns, and also I googled a little bit for youtube videos on how to attach the zipper, etc.

I also decided not to make any pockets on my trousers, or the flaps, as I don’t like them.

I’ve used linen chambray, quite nice fabric for summer wardrobe.

Material Notes

linen chambray




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Beach, Bohemian, Classic, Romantic

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    Apr 24, 2019, 02.56 PMby Irina Schwab

    Really good job. I paid a fortune for something similar!

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    Apr 22, 2019, 02.02 PMby helensp

    Love your version of these trousers! Looks very pretty on you!

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    Apr 20, 2019, 02.47 PMby Lorraine G

    I favorited this pattern but now that you’re saying that it is not so obvious to sew I might not do it. But it is a really nice pattern and it looks very good on you. Amazing job!

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    Apr 18, 2019, 09.02 AMby kihli

    Wow, these are some really amazing and good looking trousers!

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      Apr 18, 2019, 09.58 AMby evazeman88

      Thank you <3

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