Saturday, February 7, 2009

Burda 01-2009 #121 Pants

So I decided on the aluminum buttons. I really had a hard time deciding between the fabric-covered buttons that LindseyT suggested. This tab looks a bit crooked because I think I need to move that bottom button down a hair. Isn't that annoying? I always see something in the pictures that makes me want to go back and do one more thing. And, I'm not a huge fan of this fabric. It's a thin denim with a lot of stretch. I think it's too thin.


The original pattern calls for one loop to be sewn directly into the CB seam. Since I do a hefty swayback adjustment I didn't want to put it there in case I needed to snug up the pants one last time. So I added another loop and just made them to the side of CB.


What's going on under my butt? I don't usually have that kind of wrinkling with BWOF. It looks like I could take out a good inch out of that area. I may try to pinch out a little and see if that makes it better. I hemmed these a bit long too but they always shrink and then I have to let them out.

This is the third installment of the F-ing Cold SWAP. All I have left is the coat.

8 comments:

Kristine said...

Cute pants! I plan on making some low-rise, wide waistband pants just like them!

Paulette said...

Will you make me a pair? And will they make me look as good as you?!

Jill said...

Try standing with your legs straight down from the hips and then take the picture. Many of the wrinkles will probably disappear. It looks like having your feet really close together might be contributing to them hanging wrinkly.

Very cute jeans. Maybe they don't belong in the f-ing cold swap due to the fabric weight. Maybe they belong in the where the "h@#$ is spring" swap?

Jill
Dungeon minion

Vicki said...

Great work, they look fantastic.

goodworks1 said...

Very nice, Dawn!

I think I'd try scooping a bit in the lower back center seam...maybe just a quarter inch or less at a time...be sure to trim it out and try it on again before deciding whether or not to scoop the crotch seam even more.... This works well for me to reduce some of that extra fabric under the buttocks; I do think your back center waistband is being pulled a little lower than necessary....

Rachel said...

Love the pants. I am definitely making these. I wish I could sew as fast as you. I LOVE your blog!!!!!

Melissa said...

Those are so cute on you! I like the two belt loops in the back vs one anyway. I think it helps my belt better stay in place (I have a SB too).

Kip said...

I love them ! You look great in the jeans and the Feb tee! Nice work:)