And yesterday while my son was rambling to me I accidently cut the seam allowances off the back of my new Burda WOF pants!!!!! All is not lost however; I was making them in stretch twill. It seems the twill had barely enough stretch to accomodate for no seam allowances. Actually, I didn't cut the entire SA off, just the top 3-4 inches. You would be proud, I didn't even cuss.
I am currently working on Burda 06/125. It is the pants with the tab belt (?) and the pleat in the thigh. This is my first BWOF pant so I was very interested to see how it would fit. They fit really well but they would have fit better if I had a SA to work with. I knew I would have to do a small swayback adjustment, I just ended up making a big adjustment.
This is the picture that sold me on the pants. They look kind of slim through the knee area right? Yeah, not really, these must be pinned because these really have big ol' legs. I should have looked closer at the line drawing.
So here's the question: Do I take out inches of fabric between mid-thigh and calf?? I think the wide leg makes me look a bit squat. Of course, it could also be the 6" of extra fabric at the hem. I am wearing heels and I'm 5'5". I'm not that short. I have not understitched the facing so it is a bit lumpy.
You can see that it looks like I have large front thighs. It is just the pleat sticking out. You can tell the upper butt/lower back region is little snug.
Also, I need BIG TIME help with the inside. I realized as I was putting on the facing that I have never made pants with a fly without a waistband. How do you finish the inside nicely? Is there a tutorial or a post on that? I will add a fly facing to the inside but didn't want to deal with it yet. It might help me make a smooth transistion from the fly to the pants. I tried reading BWOF instructions but it was a bit like Greek.
Well, what do you guys think? Keep the width or remove it? I know that wide leg pants are coming in (or are they gone already?) but these seem excessive.