29.5.11

Pegged Trousers

Okay, confessions time.

So last year, trousers came back.  After what seems like a decade of the dress, trousers were featuring in the fashion mags again, and I wanted some of the action.  I dallied with Vogue 8657, but really, elastic-waisted pants are best left for jammies.  I ummed and I ahhed and then I saw Jorth's pants.  I wanted Jorth's pants.  It was too late for me to get that copy of Burda.  I scoured the pattern books looking for something similar.  I hung about the Burda box at the library, hoping that someone would return this edition.  Then one night, I sat down to draft my own version.  I was just putting pencil to paper, when I paused, thought how ridiculous,  I do not have time for drafting, it is nearly the end of the year and I have about a gazillion things to do before kids break up from school.  So I went and bought trousers.  I, who never buy clothing, went a bought a black pair of pants.  They did cost me a small fortune (which I think is why Jorth sewed hers in the first place).  They do look good and I do wear them.

This month, the Burda mag finally showed up at the library (I could have reserved it, but I did not want to put that sort of pressure on someone who might actually be using it, or thinking about using it, or hoping to get a moment to trace off patterns before the due date....like I am hoping to trace off patterns from another edition I have that is waaay over due.)

I made up Burda 6/2010 #105 using fabric from my stash.  I can't remember the composition of the fabric, though I suspect it is a blend.  It is more robust than I expected.  I was expecting it to fray badly, but it didn't.  It is a little springy, but presses well.  The colour matches more of my tops than I anticipated.

In these photos, I have already been wearing them for several hours and they have bagged out a bit.  This is my first time sewing Burda trousers.  My hip size is 42, but after comparing the pattern with others I use, I went with a 40.

Here I am, reading the camera manual, trying to work out setting in my new photo location.  I may be deceiving myself, but I think the pants look less clown-like in real life.  Though, I don't think I'll make another pair in this style.  There's probably a good reason why pegged trousers all but disappeared for a while.

 So the Burda pants don't fit as well from the back as my Marfy pants.  I'll know this for next time.  I could unpick them and fix this, which would also reduce the clown-like bagginess a the front.  Or I could just stop taking rear view photos.



I do like them though.  I'll just make sure I wear them before the fashion fades away.  Not everything has to be classic, right?

7 comments:

  1. Love your mustard pants. I've made these too, in black linen like Jorth, but for some reason mine do not drape at the front. I also lengthened the leg.

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  2. I love these, and the colour is really gorgeous! Definitely NOT clown-like.

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  3. That's a great, useful colour and I really like the style on you - I wonder if they'll grow on you? They look very comfortable too!

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  4. I love these pants on you - really perfect - the colour is really striking and beautiful and it's such a modern style.

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  5. Really neat slacks, love the color!!!

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  6. I love them - especially the colour. I'm thinking of making another pair in green for summer!

    xo Jorth

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  7. Wow, these are so breezy. The color and cut make them look so effortlessly chic.

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