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Wool Herringbone Marilyn Trousers

Added Aug 12, 2010

by missdandy

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I was able to steal a few minutes today to finally take photos of my completed Marilyn trousers (taken outside in the 100 degree heat, no less)! I used a lovely brown herringbone wool/rayon blend suiting to make them – a steal at $6.00 per yard at Jo-Ann Fabrics. This is the first time that I’ve used a Burda pattern and, even with the limited diagrams, the trousers were pretty simple to make and I am anxious to use Burda patterns again! I initially made a muslin using size 42, but they were a tad snug in the waist so I ended up using a size 44 for the actual trousers. No adjustments were needed, although I did add 1" to the length. I’m really pleased with these and will definitely be wearing them often this fall and winter. Also blogged here"!




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Rayon, Suiting, Wool

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    Aug 16, 2010, 03.21 AMby olystyrene

    They look fantastic! You did a wonderful job!

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    Aug 14, 2010, 03.22 PMby grainline

    the pants look great and I also love how you styled them with such a fun shirt! Can’t believe you were out for this photo shoot on a +100 day, you’re doing a good job fooling us into thinking it’s autumn here, haha!

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      Aug 15, 2010, 02.00 AMby missdandy

      Thank you! I’m trying to get a head start on my autumn wardrobe. I am sooooo ready for some autumn crispy coolness!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 07.50 PMby tejka

    great pants. i think i will sew something similar for this autumn.

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      Aug 13, 2010, 09.21 PMby missdandy

      Thank you!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 06.37 PMby holasoylulu

    they look great!!! are they realy easy to make? i have always been afraid of triying to make a pair of trousers… these are soo cool! well done!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 09.26 PMby missdandy

      Thanks so much! Burda has marked this pattern as ‘advanced’ for some strange reason but, honestly, they really were quite simple to make. The most challenging part of construction was putting in the zipper, but if you carefully follow the diagrams, it can be done with success. You should really just dive in and make a pair of trousers for yourself – you have nothing to lose! :)

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    Aug 13, 2010, 10.24 AMby Sarah Magill

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